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Thursday, January 1, 2009

The gift of a new year

Last night after church, I was reading some scriptures in Isaiah and came upon Hezekiah. Isaiah 38 talks of Hezekiah's illness and how the prophet Isaiah told him to get his house in order for his death was at hand. After the news Hezekiah prayed and the Lord blessed him with 15 more years. What would I do if the Lord told me I had 15 years left to live? Love more, play more, be more diligent about spreading the word of the Lord or would I just continue what I am doing? Although none of us are guaranteed even another day, we have been given a new year, full of new surprises and new experiences. We can determine what type of year we will have, by what decisions we make now. I want that closer walk with God, but if I don't spend more time in prayer and fasting I won't get any closer than I was last year. I want to challenge you to choose to grow closer with Christ this year. The same with my family, if I don't look past the clutter and chaos of my house and schedule, then my little girls are going to grow up and I will miss it. Don't let your house or schedule dictate how much time you spend with your children or spouse. We aren't promised tomorrow, but we know who holds it in His hand.

Hope you all have a Happy New Year full of blessings.

4 comments:

  1. That is a great reminder! Time flies by a little too fast sometimes and if you blink you may miss out on some of the most important things!

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  2. Sarah, you write so beautifully. I am so happy I found your blog. Your girls are precious!

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  3. thats very good sarah thanks for sharing

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