I usually find the New Year a little bit imposing. It stretches out before me, blank and unknown. It marks the swift passing of the year before, and it’s a measure by which we often try to plot our growth in something, taking stock or make changes.
Have I reached the goals I set last year?
Am I living my life well?
What has changed for better or for worse over the past year?
What do I hope for in 2013?
All of this can make me feel a little stressed!
So over the last few weeks I’ve been writing on little cards, verses I come across that serve as anchors – points of focus that encourage me, give me peace, and most important of all, remind me that it’s not all up to me to make 2013 a good year!
I serve a faithful God who loves me. He plans my way, and he promises his people a certain and wonderful future.
It’s also a great way to make sure I reflect on verses that particularly strike me or challenge me, in church, online, in my quiet time etc. and a manageable way for me to meditate regularly on scripture.
Check out some of the cards I’ve written so far this month– they sit on my desk, so I can look through them every so often – they’ve been a real encouragement and joy so far! I hope they encourage you too: