Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year - One Little Word 2013

Happy New Year dear friends!!  I hope 2013 finds you healthy and happy!!  As I contemplate the year past, I am amazed at how much has changed and how far I have come!  My One Little Word for 2012 was Trust.  It was a good word for what I thought would transpire and even though the events of 2012 didn't quite happen as I thought they would, Trust was the perfect word for the year.  My hubby and I learned to trust wholly and completely on the Lord and I am so thankful for each and every joy and each and every trial that took place in 2012.  We have been so blessed and have come through the fire changed and better for it!  Thanks be to God for He does know what is best for us!  

My hubby and I took a little walk along the Gallatin River and it was a very good time to reflect and contemplate my One Little Word for 2013.  When I look on His amazing creation, I am in awe of the beauty that is all around me!  He is Awesome indeed!
 I want to have deep roots in Christ, just like this tree. I want to plant my roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for my life. I want to be strong in my faith, just as I've been taught. And I want to be grateful.
There was a spot of sunshine during out walk and it added such a luster to the scene, just as I want the Lord to shine through me.
May my life be peaceful, just like the river.  May I allow him to lead me and guide me and not be anxious about anything.
These little foot prints remind me about how much God cares for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field.  How much more does He care for us.  Sigh....we are blessed indeed!
It was a glorious day and as I enjoyed looking back over all the photos we took during the day my One Little Word came to me.  This photo with the branches in the foreground and the mountains in the background was in perfect focus.  How much more does my life need to stay in focus.  Focus on God in the foreground and all the other things in the background.  Focus on what's important and letting go of that which is not.  May I focus on what God has in store, what he can do, and in what he has created me to be in 2013!!!  
I wish you an amazing and wonderful 2013!! 
I can't wait to see what it will bring!!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.


Elena said...

happy new year, Kristii! Thank you for this uplifting post - God bless you & your family this year!

Maria said...

Thank you for the wonderful message in your post, Kristii! Beautiful photos of nature, too! May you have a blessed New Year, hugs!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful ,words, post and pictures. Thank you ,and Amen . My the new year bring many blessings for you and your family.

Helen F. said...

What a beautiful post!

Wishing you and your family, love, good health and God's Blessings in the New Year, Kristii!