Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Is it me, or is it hard to believe that a decade ago we were all in a huff about turning over to a new century? Y2K was the term to recon with as we left the 1900's behind and plunged forward toward 2000. So many things have happened in this last decade, some for good and some were not so good. Our world has changed. But people still go forward.

As today ushers in the start of a new decade, I wanted to share a little encouragment -

Security for To-day. "For ye shall not go out with haste." As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, unremembering delight, nor with the flight of impulsive thoughtlessness, but with the patient power of knowing that God will go before us. Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ.

Leave the irreparable past in His hands, and step out into the irresistible future with Him.

Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy and blessed New Year!

19 comments:

Selvage Quilter said...

Thank you for that message, warm and wise.
Happy New Year to you!
Karen

Kelly Ann said...

Happy New Year...

Susan said...

Happy New Year!

Carrie P. said...

Great post. Blessings for your new year.

Pat said...

Great words.....thanks for posting them!

Suzie said...

Thank you for this wonderful message. wishing you all the best for 2010!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Thanks for posting this....very uplifting....Happy New Year

Barb said...

Happy New Year!!!

Cindy said...

And a heartfelt Healthy New Year to you and your family.

Blessings.

Loralynn said...

Here's wishing you and your's a wonderful 2010!

Allie said...

Oh sweetie what wise, wonderful words. Thank you so much for this post!

Danielle said...

happy 2010, and many more!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So encouraging--thanks for sharing with us. Wishing you a blessed and joyful New Year!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hello, fellow "Jocelyn"! I posted after you on Make It Do...and just thought I'd swing by and say hi.

I'm at: http://beinglds.blogspot.com

Happy New Year and thanks for the great thoughts!

kwiltmakr said...

A very Blessed New Year to you! Please tell me why everyone is saying this is a new decade? Doesn't a decade have 10 years in it and not nine?

Shirleymac said...

Nice message. Thanks Jocelyn. I can't believe all the changes since I was a kid and all the new stuff in the last decade has been amazing. I think the world is going a bit too fast now but maybe that's cause I'm slowing down.

julia said...

Thanks for the reminder to let things fall into God's hands rather than trying to take over ourselves. Now, if I could just remember that on a day to day basis.

Vicki said...

Thank you for this encouraging message, dear friend. Have a fun and relaxing weekend! Love to you! Vicki

ivoryspring said...

What a great post, Jocelyn - great truths!

New Year Blessings to you and yours.