As so many of you have said, “I can’t believe 2014 is over, it went so fast” and I feel exactly the same. It seems the days, weeks and months just keep going faster each year! But here we are – 2015!
This time last year I’d chosen the word “Simplicity” for 2014. I feel there were many parts of my life that I did indeed Simplify things. Make everything less complicated, stop over thinking, stop the distractions and be filled with His simplicity. Concentrate on the goodness, the kindness and the simple love that Jesus has freely given us.
While I feel I did do that in many areas of 2014, it still was a full on year and it seems that sometimes, as much as your intentions are good to try and slow down, life just gets in the way and you are back on the complicated wheel again. But always in the back of my head was that word – haunting me all year – which in turn helped me to slow down…at times!
So this year, after a big 2014, I’m choosing to rest. Rest in the very essence of the word yes, but to also rest in His word, more than I did in 2014, more than I ever have.
I want 2015 to be about constantly relying and resting on the goodness of God’s word in everything I do. I need to listen to that voice that nudges be forward, even if its the littlest of things. To trust and have overwhelming faith beyond what I can see and to settle into His promises.
By doing all this, there is no doubt in my mind that this will lead me to that simplified year that I was hoping for last year. All the while leaning in closer to God’s word and resting by His side. Only good things can stem from that!!!
There is a quote I like which says “New Years mark a new beginning. New people to meet, new adventures to enjoy and new memories to create.” With that in mind, I hope that everyone has these in 2015, with good health, happiness and a restful spiritual walk also, for God gives us rest no matter the season or what type of year we’ve had, as long as we rest towards Him!