2011 sounds rather...surreal. I really don't know what this year will hold. Sure, I have my plans, but I know that those may change and it is the Lord who holds the guidebook and determines my steps.
In ten years, will I look back at this year as one of great joy? Sorrow? Achievement? Growth?  Disappointments? I cannot know. But I know the One who holds the future, and life is worth the living, just because HE LIVES!
When my family was singing in the new year together, we sang "May the mind of Christ my Savior." It has become one of my favorite songs, really, a prayer from my heart to Adonai's ear. May this song be our prayer as we embark on a new year, in which He knows every detail that will take place!

May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His power.

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

May His beauty rest upon me,
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.


Em said...

This is my Grandpa's favorite song, and so it holds a special place in my heart! He's always saying that people should "forget the channel, seeing only Him," in our lives! And what he reminds us, he is faithful to live out as an example! Thanks for reminding me yet again!

Vicki said...

What a beautiful hymn! I know I've heard it before, but it's been a very long time ... thank you for reminding me!

Love in Christ,

Gabbie said...

We sang this one at church Sunday, and I was reminded again of the beauty and truth in the words! My favorite line is also the "channel" line!

Happy New Year, Sophie!

LoVizzle said...

While this type of song is not my preferred type of worship, I particularly liked the second verse. It reminds me of many different Psalms. It's a beautiful song!