Thursday, December 26, 2013
Some things never change...... and some do!
After looking at these pictures I was thinking about how much things have changed in the last years. I am very different than I was a few years ago. How I view the world and my life has taken a very different direction than I would have thought. And I know that it is because of Jesus in my life that my perspective has shifted. I know that even 10 years ago I would never have imagined I would be working in a daycare center. As a matter of fact, this would have been the LAST place I would have imagined working. Yet, I know that in this season, it is exactly the right place for me to be. I am so thankful for the children and the people that I work with. The days go quickly and I am grateful for the paycheck. I know that there are many things that Jesus is teaching me in this season, and things that I am to be doing. As the year winds down and you begin to think about what the new year holds, it is good to remember that things DO change! So over the next week I will be thinking about the things that I would want to change and the things that I hope will not change in the new year. I really think that this is a very different process than making "new years resolutions". Or even setting goals for the new year. Its all about perspective! The most important step I will be taking is to be listening for the direction of the Holy Spirit as I make that list. I know that is the only way that I will see the true path for the year ahead. So right now, I am celebrating that some things don't change and little boys still love their cars and trucks (and so do BIG boys!). But I am also celebrating that some things DO change when I see that sweet expression on the face of my grandson with his baby.
Jesus, thank you for reminding me that I need to evaluate the new year from your perspective. Holy Spirit, thank you for once again, using photos to trigger the thought process that leads me to the subject that you are speaking to me right now. Jesus, thank you that you want to open our eyes, and ears and our spirits to your direction. Help me to continue to look, listen and be aware of all that you are speaking to me in the days ahead. Amen