by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015
Light of the world, You came into our darkness to show the way back home. Here in this time and place where we seasonally come forth from the celebration of Your birth and move through the shortened winter days into the seemingly ordinary of what our culture calls the New Year, we look to You to light our way. There in the place of eternal rest to which You call us, we will have no need for sun or moon for You will be our eternal Light, illuminating all of heaven at all times for all of us. But for now, we are still on our individual journeys together back to You and we need You to lead for You are Shepherd and You alone know the way (for You are the Way). We can do nothing on our own without You. In You all things live, move and have their being and all things belong to You. No amount of well-intended resolutions to try to improve ourselves amount to anything if You are not with us, guiding us and enabling us to accomplish that which You set us on earth to do. As festive decorations once again begin to be placed in boxes to lie in wait for the next annual Christmas celebration (should it be Your plan for us to still be gathered this side of heaven), we continue to celebrate You, the Light of the world, the Source of all life and our reason for living. We look with the excited anticipation and expectation of children for how You will expand Your kingdom more this year in this often forlorn and hurting place. We consciously pledge allegiance to You once again and defer our will (what we think best) to Yours. You alone are God. There is no other. Thus we know Your plan and Your will to actualize it are better than our own. Have Your way with us again this year, Lord. Use us more. Help us to value how You can use us where we are, not just where we think we should be. By Your Spirit, work in our hearts to increase our trust in You so that we can be more at rest in You, and thereby receive the great, unending outpouring of Your peace and love which is there waiting if we will just seek to grab hold of it. We are like children and need You to guide us. Thank You, that You are and for all the blessings which are to come—both in good circumstances and bad—as we continue to journey through this lesser place (in this temporal life) to Your eternal, infinite, unfathomable more. We welcome You into our New Year!!! In Jesus’ name, Amen
NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOMGod’s Wisdom is more precious than gold. This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com www.eaglesnestfoundation.org
Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.
Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. For information email email@example.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org