Living in the New Year
When we are feeling the brokenness in our lives, fragility setting in our bones and holes penetrating our hearts, may we never cease to live.
I was taking a very slow walk last week and noticed these beautiful plants in our garden. Despite the many holes and frailties of its existence, the dried sagging leaves and broken core… they are all alive. Full of colors and strength. Living in the New Year. Beautiful. And I just had to capture them with my pen and paint.
I had been in prayer and fasting for the whole week in participation with our Church. However I committed not to a water only fast but rather a lessening my usual portion in eating. I also fasted on social media and the other pleasures of life.
I PRAY whenever the temptation strikes me to eat desserts or surf the net or be excited with the vanities of the world. And it made me realize how we all crave for fleshy needs. We are so used to it that often we choose to allow these to control our lives.
But then I realize that I can live without it. That though I am missing on the latest news and series they are not a matter of life and death. They are not a necessity of life. I realize that these have been holding me up from using my time wisely.
I pray for all people around the world. I pray for healing of broken hearts and lives. I pray for salvation of those who don’t know God yet. I pray and surrender all that is to come.
I offer to God my faith goals for this year. Thankful for the present and living forward. God’s plans will be a joy to behold. And with Him we can do our mission.
Let us be refreshed in His love.