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!