It’s New Years Eve, many people are making resolutions about all sorts of things covering all areas of life. They will be forgotten by March. At least mine usually are.
I’m not doing New Year Resolutions this year. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, but I have taken a different approach this year. For the last week (thankfully, I have had some time off for rest and renewal) I have spent a lot of time reflecting, instead of a lot of thought power on resolutions that I will forget.
For me, it has been very good for my soul. Much better than my usual approach. Probably because my time is spent thinking about myself a lot less and God a lot more. Instead of “self-improvement” it is “Look at how good God is and how gracious he has been.”
I have spent some time reading and meditating on Psalm 104 this last week. Maybe, just maybe, having a great 2015 has more to do with reflecting on the glory of God than pumping ourselves us to try to “be a better you.” I’ll start it off for you… hope it does your soul some good as well.
O Lord My God, You Are Very Great
104 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.
3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
4 he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.
5 He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At your rebuke they fled;
at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them.
9 You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.