I woke early this morning, more than an hour before the rest of the family. Early was about 7:00 a.m., because we stayed up until midnight last night playing games and watching a movie as we awaited the new year. It was good to end the year with my husband and children and start the new year with my husband and children.
After my husband kissed me, we hugged the children as we sang Auld Lang Sygne. Then we gathered in a circle and prayed about the new year. What a way to start the new year. Together, in prayer. My oldest son will be 19 soon. It may be the last New Year’s eve we spend together. I cherished the moment.
Back to this morning. I enjoyed a nice long hot shower with sweet brown sugar vanilla body wash and my new pouf and back scrubber. After dressing, it was off to the living room to meet with my Lord God. I’m reading through Genesis right now. It’s reading like a novel. I love it when reading God’s word is so inviting and effortless. I love it when He brings things to my attention as I read. I want to be close to God and have Him teach me by His Holy Spirit as I read. It was like that this morning. After a bit, my baby Amy, 8, came in and cuddled up with me. I love cuddling with my little kiddles. They’ll be small for such a short time.
I’d say that I started the new year right, with family and with God. What about you? It’s not too late to start right.
May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. So that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.