The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps. -Proverbs 16:9
I like lists. 101 in 1001. 20 books to read in a year. Bucket lists. I’m a good initiator. A good planner. I’m poor at following through.
In 2014 I’d like to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, participate in Moms on the Run, read more books, do more art projects with the kiddos. But you know what happens when I make a list? I rarely accomplish it. I feel bummed. But most importantly, I become self-focused. I take my eyes off the One who loves me and calls me “beloved.”
So this year instead of making a list of things to accomplish, I want to make a list of meditations on the good news of Jesus. I want this year to be a year in which I bask in His great love for me. This is the only thing that will transform me. His Love.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31