As we say good-bye to 2011, I would like to pray a blessing over my dear family and friends.
I thank You for all of the wonderfulness of You this past year. As myself, and many others, have faced trials and tribulations, You have always been there; strengthening us, guiding us, protecting us, providing for us, and most of all…just loving us.
As we walk into 2012, may we all strive to develop strong spirits, live our lives in faithful obedience to You, reject the opinion of man, and live to glorify You! May we remain humble and teachable, may we cast off spirits of pride, arrogance, bitterness and unforgiveness, and seek only to love others as You love us.
May we remember, that wherever we are in our gifts and talents, there is always someone out there who is more developed in those same talents. Let us seek them so we may learn.
Let us remember to never despise small beginnings, or forget just how far You have brought us. Let us keep in our hearts the treasures that You have placed within us: diligence, perseverance, thankfulness, joy, peace and love. Let us remember that the Light will always cast out the darkness.
As we enter into this blessed New Year, let us be mindful of those things in which You have placed us as stewards over. And let us never forget, that stewardship is not just over gifts, talents, or material possessions, but is first and foremost over our relationships ~ beginning with You.
Lord, I lift up all my family, friends, and readers of this blog to You. Keep them, guide them, protect them, strengthen them, and above all, let them seek You first and Your kingdom.
I thank You Lord for all these that I believe will come to pass in the New Year.
In Jesus Precious Name I pray…Amen.