Into the New Year

Happy New Year’s Eve!

This past week I’ve been looking over my calendar, trying to get organized and ready for the new year.  Having a fresh start and clean slate it so nice!  At times it’s been kind of overwhelming though, trying to figure out how to do it; how to set reasonable goals and make plans that I know will ebb and flow.  It’s a lot to keep track of, but I know getting the hang of an adjustable schedule will be helpful for our family.

As I was reading my Bible last night, one section stood out and I reread it a few times:

“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding He established the heavens;

By His knowledge the depths were broken up,

And clouds drop down the dew”.

Proverbs 3:19-20


God, the Creator and one who knows everything, used wisdom.  He made decisions and created the world with understanding and knowledge.  It may seem like a “um, duh” point – but think about it.  If He used wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, shouldn’t we?

We don’t know all that’s coming each year, but if we choose to we can have influence over how we set ourselves up at the start.  We can try to figure everything out on our own, which can work to some degree – or we can ask God for wisdom, understanding, and knowledge and make decisions with His help.  That sounds like a much better, more productive option doesn’t it?

“For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

He is a shield to those who walk uprightly”.

Proverbs 2:6-7


As we’re getting ready for tomorrow and the days to follow, let’s ask Him for wisdom.  He knows the days to come and He can help us prepare for them.


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