Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

A poem I found and memorized as a teen:

The New Day, Author Unknown

This is the beginning of a new day,
God has giving me this day to use as I will,
I can waste it-or use it for good.
But what I do today is importent because,
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,
Leaving in its place something I have traded for it.
I want it to be good and not evil,
Success and not failure,
Gain and not loss,
In order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it.

May I also add to this that at the end of my day, or year, or life, it's not what I say or feel about myself and my accomplishments that matter. What I really want is for God to look at my life and say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

So Happy New Year (Yes I know New Year's Day was days ago, but it still counts!) My resolutions for the new year start with this day now. Tomorrow I want to continue with that day. Each will be lived out for God, moment by moment. I want to take what He has giving me and do His will with it. Right now, I can't look too far down the road. I just know that each day He gives me, He is enough, and if my days are given to Him, they will be success and not failure, gain and not loss!

Next week we will be moving to Mexico for language school. As soon as we get internet, I will start blogging again, but I don't know how long that will be. So God bless; thanks for reading!


Vic said...

Well, it depends on where you are living. You will probably be renting. So hopefully you will rent a house that has a phone. Many years ago we lived without a phone. Nowadays, it isn't too hard to get a phone compared to yesteryear. There are many different providers for email. It depends what you want. If you need any help your friends in Mexico City can help, or else write and ask me. Remember I live in Puebla whick is about 2 hours from Mexico City.

Vic said...

Have a great move. I am heading back to Puebla on Friday. Your friends in Mexico City can probably help you as to what server to use for email. If you rent a house, you will need to find a house that already has a phone. Then check on the different servers. Depending on what you want will depend on how long it takes to get connected. If you have any questions feel free to write. We are in Puebla only about 2 hours from Mexico City.

Julie said...

Praying for your move! Please post a.s.a.p! Have a safe trip!

abrightnewdawn said...

My sister and I discovered your blog through a friend's blog and we are very excited for you. We can't wait to see what Mexico City is like, and life as a missionary!! We are both saved and living for the Lord and we are praying for your safe journey!! God Bless you and your family.
OH! and we don't think your posts are too long. We went back and read every single one!!

Amy said...

I was given the "task" of writing something for my church newsletter on giving and I did a search. I found your blog and boy did that give me something to tell them about giving. How wonderful you and your family are!! I will definitely be bookmarking this to come back to often. Thank you!!

Steph said...

Missing you Sarah!

Sarah Joy said...

Sorry it's been so long since I responded! The language school is not in Mexico City, that is the ultimate goal. We wanted to find one in Mexico City, but the Lord directed us to a place just inside Mexico. There is a great ministry where we can learn Spanish and ministry in Mexico at the same time. We are combining some of our intership with language learning.--and no, there are no phone lines. sigh. (This is ultamatly a good thing-I need all the time I can get for lessons and family!) Thank you for posting!