- perceive with the eyes; discern visually.
- discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand.
It’s 2017! Wuhoo! Happy new year!
A lot happened last 2016. From heartbreaks and everything falling part to breakthroughs and everything coming together. Some of it you wouldn’t want to recall or remember. That’s why I’m grateful for new year’s day. Though it’s just another day, you cannot deny the newness, the clean slate and fresh start it brings. First day of the year. Page 1. A new tab on your Facebook timeline.
If this is page one…what are you writing? What are you doing? How are you doing?
Just like the way an empty canvas can intimidate me in beginning an artwork… This blank, yet-to-be-filled year can intimidate us with questions. Questions like “Anuna bes?”/”Lord, ano plano Mo?”/”Ano na gagawin ko sa buhay ko?”
We don’t know what this year holds but I want to encourage you to look forward and see, really see, what God can do in your life. Be expectant. Be excited. We can ask Him. We can come to Him with our questions. May our questions be different each time. Because I know that in His presence…those questions will fade away. Because His presence is enough. We may not know what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future is more than enough. It’s time to look forward and see. See what He can do—for you and through you.
This 2017, I’m looking forward to trusting Him more.
I’m done fighting battles that aren’t mine. Instead, I will fight for my time with Him.
Enough of trying to control everything that happens to me (as if I really can). I will let Him take over by yielding to His will and laying every desire at His feet.
I won’t be the spoiled brat who keeps crying and screaming when things don’t go her way. This time, I will learn how to be quiet and obedient.
What are you looking forward to this year? What are your resolutions, faith goals, and prayer requests? What do you want to see in your life?
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
(Ephesians 3:20, MSG)