Ok... so... (have you ever noticed how I like to start my blog off like we are in the middle of a conversation?)...
I was sitting in church Sunday, and as I do every year this time of year, I was thinking about the past, present, and future. What did I accomplish this year? Where did I fail? Where do I want to improve next year?
I was thinking these things during the singing, and all of the sudden, I heard the words to a simple praise song, that I had heard a thousand times, but the words touched me in a new way.
Here they are:
He knows my name...
He knows my every thought...
He sees each tear that falls...
and He hears me when I call.
I began thinking how over the past few months, I've had my own agenda, my own thoughts, my own plans. Oh, sure, I prayed... but I realized in my heart, that for sometime now, these prayers were thrown up, without too much thought, so I could get on with MY plans.
Wow... how's that for honesty?
I asked you to pardon this interruption of all things Parisian... I even added these words to my blog banner, "...and other random thoughts" so I could occasionally blog about other things...
But these are not random thoughts, they hit my like a ton of bricks. Even though I've been busy, busy, busy, He is STILL there, He still knows my name, my every thought, He sees my happiness and my tears...
and He cares!
So as I thought about who's birthday we just celebrated, I thought about my relationship with Him... it's lacking right now...
He didn't move, I did.
So really without saying it, I guess you know my goals for 2010. They are to keep
the main thing the main thing.
I know this post is different... thanks for sticking with me. For some reason, I felt someone, somewhere, might need to hear this as much as I did.
I leave 2009 with this one final thought..
How precious are your thoughts about me O God!
They are innumerable!
I can't even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up in the morning,
you are still with me!
Here's to a fantastic and exciting 2010!