Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Trade in...

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28

In the past I've resolved to lose weight, to get more excercise, to save money. I'm dedicated to start, then it soon fizzles out. This year, I resolve to trade in my sorrows, worries, self doubt. I'll be more focused on Him, His will. Be more grateful. I will lead more, follow less. Be more understanding with my Seventeen year old.

I am blessed, yet I don't thank Him enough. Will you do this with me? Look, see, feel him, holding you, beckoning, "Release your fears to me, and I will care for you."

I want to go where he leads, answer the call, without fear of failure.

Sometimes Your calling, comes in dream
Sometimes it comes in the Spirit's breeze
You reach for the deepest hope in me
And call out for the things of eternity

But I'm a man, of dust and stains,
You move in me, so I can say

Here I am, Lord send me
All of my life, I make an offering,
Here I am, Lord send me
Somehow my story is a part of Your plan,
Here I am

When setbacks and failures, and upset plans
Test my faith and leave me with empty hands
Are You not the closest when it's hardest to stand
I know that You will finish what You began

And these broken parts You will redeem
Become the song that I can sing

Overwhelmed by the thought of my weakness
And the fear that I'll fail You in the end
In this mess, I'm just one of the pieces,
I can't put this together but You can

God in Heaven, thank you for leading me, for all the things in my life I take for granted. Help me follow You. Give me courage to lead others...
One more thing before you begin...


Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for several months.
What a blessing each day I visit. I too what to seek the rest that only God can give. I didn't make any resolutions this year until now!

Virginia said...

Showers of Blessings for you and your family on 2009. :)

Saltbox Farm said...

Wonderful words and ispiration Sherry. Thank you for sharing.