Reminders for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2011 — Leave a comment

As a goal-oriented person, I found this quote by Oswald Chambers a good reminder for me as I head into the new year:

God’s purpose is that I depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay in the middle of the turmoil calm and unperplexed, that is the end of the purpose of God.
God is not working towards a particular finish; His end is the process – that I see Him walking on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just the absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea.
It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God.

And then the hymn, “My Hope is Built” came up as I shuffled through a music mix, with these words:

When Darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

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And one more good reminder:

I know not what the future holds,
but I know Who holds the future.

Anonymous
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This Week’s Special
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

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