Saturday, January 1, 2011

I Don't Want to Waste It!

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 2010...where, oh where, did this past year go??  James 4:14 says that we are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Our lives are short!  We don't know what tomorrow holds...but thankfully I do know the one that holds tomorrow!

2010 was a great year for the Harris family...our oldest member turned 40 and our oldest son turned 13.  We saw God's provision for our family in ways we never expected.  We were able to witness the miracle God performed with our friend's son as they brought him home from China and got him the care he needed.  We saw the beauty of sunsets at the beach with our parents and friends.  We saw God continue to bless our church and grow us through that ministry.  We had sweet fellowship with God as we walked down an unknown road to learn more about orphans in the US.  We saw God open doors  for us to visit homes all over the South and see Him at work.  We committed to walk in obedience to whatever God calls us to do in 2011...whatever!

But as we start a fresh new year....I am reminded how quickly this one will pass if we are not intentional about each day we are given.  If you continue to read on in James, you will see that he says we are to commit each day to the Lord's will.  Not ours.  God's will.  And I love the last verse "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."  (James 4:17)

So my question for myself and for you is...what is it that you know you ought to do...but you are not doing it....that you need to get rid of in your life...or start doing??

You don't want to waste your life!

Whatever 2011 holds for my life and for our family...I pray that will bring God glory...that it will stretch us and push us closer to our Father...that we will fall more in love with each other and with Him.

So 2011....bring it! 

....just came across this video and loved it!  John Piper nails it!  Happy New Year, my friends!

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