I'm sitting here this evening thinking about the New Year and what I want from it. I just love a clean slate, don't you? I know we actually have one every day as God's mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23), but the fact that this is a new year in a new decade seems more grand.
After reading this blog post, I have been meditating on "Yes". There are so many questions every day that we just automatically say no to. It's easier. Not as much effort. We're too busy with our busyness. We're involved in our own things. Our child asks, "Will you sit and read to me?" Our husband asks, "Will you sit and talk to me?" Our Lord asks, "Will you sit and just be with Me awhile?"
Oh, we don't usually blurt out, "No." We usually say things like "in a little bit", "maybe later", "I'd love to, but...." But, after hearing "No" over and over, they usually stop asking. And we are off the hook.
But, aren't we missing out on life itself with all of our no's?
I think this will be my year of "Yes", too. Yes, when it might not be as comfortable. Yes, when it might be a little scary. Yes, when it might take a bit of thought. Yes, when it might make me stop awhile. Yes, when others call. Yes, when Jesus calls.
And in all my thoughts about yes, the thought keeps coming that all those yeses might just make 2010 a bit more exciting, too!
Living in the YES,