Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Here it is, the year 2009. A blank calendar, a clean slate, another chance to get it right, to achieve all those goals and plans we didn’t quite get to last year. We humans live by clocks and calendars, planning our days well in advance, filling every possible date and hour with activity. There is something reassuring about structure and busy-ness. Every item we check off the “to do” list somehow helps to justify our existence and validate our worth. I can’t speak for God, but I think he might think that we need to be less concerned with tasks and more concerned with our relationship with him and other people. God lives outside time and the Bible says that when we all get to heaven, God will wipe away all tears from our eyes and time shall be no more. No more clocks and calendars. No “to do” lists. No appointments or schedules. Nowhere to be an hour or a year from now except in the presence of God. Sometimes we forget that we are human beings, not human doings. As you’re making your plans for this new year, don’t forget that it isn’t what you do for God that matters most; it is what you do with him. He longs for fellowship with you. Don’t just pencil him in. Invite him into your daily life and make yourself available for an intimate relationship with him. If you do, you'll have a heavenly year.

“He [Jesus] has a right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants” --Henry T. Blackaby--Experiencing God (Lifeway Press)

By Hazel King
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