“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior…”
~Psalm 25:5

“What are you going to do with it?” God asked me yesterday morning as I was drying my hair.

“What?” I turned off the hair dryer (as if that help me hear Him!). “Do what with what?” I shook my head. Why does God always want to ask me a question when I’m doing something? I thought to myself. I turned the hair dryer back on.

“What are you going to do with the new year I’ve given you?” He asked.

“Oh, that,” I said. I stared at my reflection in the mirror, hoping that maybe it knew the answer. I thought about God’s question while I dried my hair and put on my makeup. I thought about it as I tugged on my jeans and sweater and headed out the door. I thought about it as I pruned the passion vine that had gone rogue and taken the milkweed tree hostage. I thought about it all day. When I crawled into bed and laid my head upon my pillow I finally answered God.

 I’m going to live this year that you have so generously given me by discovering and living the answers to these two questions: “What’s true for me?” and “What do I really want?” I whispered a thank you for the glorious first day of the new year and then closed my eyes. I knew sleep would find me fast, and take me to the land of dreams. I smiled with my eyes closed as I nestled my head deeper into my pillow, satisfied that I will be a good steward of the coming year, with God’s help, of course!

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