ACCELERATION was my word for 2013, and it was true to its form. Things went faster, progressed rapidly, developed quickly and advanced ahead. Time that it would take for normal activities to be completed were certainly reduced. Reduced to the point that this year has vaporized. But all the time this was the Lord’s Year. His to do what He pleased and mine to be obedient.
I spent most of my Christmas season pondering and praying rather then writing and studying. “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart” Luke 2:19. Jesus’ Mother pondered and I pondered with her. Storing them up for the year to come and wondering what the future holds. I couldn’t help to think of Mary on that night her baby was born, the things she pondered about the future of her son. What she knew and what she didn’t, what scared her and what brought her elation. How she felt physically, emotionally, spiritually…..
The end of a year and the beginning of a new one is one big circle for me. 2013 will easily get swallowed up by 2014, as this day lands in the middle of my work week and in the middle of major transitions for my business. I know that 2013 will not disappoint in accelerating things and propelling us ahead, I wonder what 2014’s word will be?
My year is not tied up in little bows nor will the 4 swing lightly into place but with each ticking of the clock and passing of the day I am continually reminded that, like Mary, I answered a call from God “’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’ Luke 1:38
I am your servant God, my days are set out by you, I trust you, I trust that with each moment you will direct me to use it to your glory and do only what I can with the time I have, not being misguided to believe there is not enough time or that somehow I didn’t get enough done. You, God, are the keeper…tie up my year in a pretty little bow and swing that 4 down into place. This is YOUR year not mine, show me your way, I am your servant, may it be to me as you please.
~Forever yours, Tracy
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