May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame. Psalm 119:80
To be wholehearted ~ that’s what I want more than anything in 2022. I don’t want my head to obey out of ritual and my heart to feel little or nothing at all. I’ve lived that way and it was awful. I want to be fully alive, passionate about what I believe, and engaged with the ways of the kingdom.
When my grandsons were very young, I built many Lincoln Logs houses with them. Because of their age, they were more enthralled with the colorful red and green roof pieces than they were the brown logs that would make up our foundation. In their excitement to work with the frills, they were unconcerned with taking time to build a stable base. You can guess what happened. A little bit of weight on a skimpy base brought the house down.
This next year holds many dreams for God’s people. Some will attempt to strengthen their marriage. Others will work hard to reconcile with an estranged child. Ministers will work at growing their ministries. Businessmen will implement new strategies in an attempt to help their business recover from the effects of a Covid economy. Someone who is reading this may be looking at house plans, planning to build a new home. The foundation is what will ensures success or failure. When any of us choose to live by the laws of God’s kingdom, we can relax in His infrastructure. Building for us will be a partnership with God and we can be sure that whatever He builds lasts forever. Welcome 2022.
I vow this ~ My heart will value your precepts more than my own independence. By Your grace, Amen