"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A New Year on the Doorstep

Wow, a new year on the doorstep already -2013 seems to have disappeared so fast!

A new year with all its happenings and adventures can be such an exciting prospect.  To mark the end of the year in our family Mum reads us the memories book, in which she has recorded the majority of the happenings of the year.  It is always amazing to remember all that has happened, most of which we would never have dreamed of 12 months prior. The Lord is always good in supplying all of our needs and wants, but so often as we go about life we forget all these unexpected gifts and blessings that have worked their ways into our year.
Rather than being an exciting prospect, this event can also be a time dotted with uncertainties and apprehension, but it needn't be such. If we take the time to remember and recollect all the wonderful answers to prayer and the ways in which the Lord has provided, we can see that He is indeed capable of the same for the coming year.

The following scripture is quite a well-known passage but no matter how many times we hear it, it can speak to us again as the Lord's word is living! I think it is a great reminder to look past our circumstances at our Lord who is infinitely greater than anything in this world.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? -Matthew 6:25-27  

May the Lord bless you this coming year.

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” -Matthew 1:21


  1. A memories book is such a good idea! We have a book with the funny things we've said as children :
    Nathanael: When All Blacks have their breakfast... they hop up on their chairs and get their weetbix out [of the cupboard].
    Joseph: I think All Blacks are quite tall, Nathanael!
    Best wishes for 2014, Danella!

    1. Funny...! We also have a book where Mum keeps all our 'quotes'. She puts a number of them at the end of our Christmas Newsletter and we always have people commenting on how much they laughed over them! I think Bonnie has dug up a few and put them on her blog every so often. Little people (and sometimes older ones also!) can say some very funny things!