“Thank you” seems but two very inadequate words to say to my Father in Heaven for all that He has done for me this year.
And I’d like to thank anyone who’s read this blog. It always blows my mind that anyone would take the time to read all my endless ramblings, but, it does make me smile when I see a few viewings for a day 🙂
I’m not sure I’m brave enough to face all that 2011 might entail, but, by His mercy I will learn to trust. I can’t wait for 365 days from now when I will look back on 2011 and rejoice in all that the Lord has done.
A prayer for 2011.
Lord of immortality, before whom angels bow and archangels veil their faces, enable me to serve Thee with reverence and godly fear. Thou who art Spirit and requirest truth in the inward parts, help me to worship Thee in spirit and in truth. Thou who art righteous, let me not harbour sin in my heart, or indulge a worldly temper, or seek satisfaction in things that perish.
I hasten towards an hour when earthly pursuits and possessions will appear vain, when it will be indifferent whether I have been rich or poor, successful or disappointed, admired or despised. But it will be of eternal moment that I have mourned for sin, hungered and thirsted after righteousness, loved the Lord Jesus in sincerity, gloried in His cross. May these objects engross my chief solicitude! Produce in me those principles and dispositions that make Thy service perfect freedom.
Expel from my mind all sinful fear and shame, so that with firmness and courage I may confess the Redeemer before men, go forth with Him hearing His reproach, be zealous with His knowledge, be filled with His wisdom, walk with His circumspection, ask counsel of Him in all things, repair to the Scriptures for His orders, stay my mind on His peace, knowing that nothing can befall me without His permission, appointment and administration.
May God bless you all this year.
I pray that God will be your most prized treasure this upcoming year, and seeking Him be more precious than seeking after silver and gold. I pray that God will illuminate His Word as you read it and He will give you an insatiable craving for more and more of Him, and Him alone.
Farewell 2010. This year God ruined my life…and I am forever thankful.