New Year’s Nap

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Dear friend, it is that time of the new year when our baby resolutions start toddling on chubby legs.  The ever popular exercise or lose weight resolutions that looked so wonderful as an infant on day one when we were still stuffing holiday goodies in our mouths and sitting on the comfortable couch watching the last Christmas movie have fallen.  That first day of the year is usually spent in a sugar-coated, sleepy, fog- our bodies recovering from ringing in the New Year.

Back to resolutions.  Last year friend and fellow blogger, Selena ,challenged readers to choose a single word for the new year.  I jumped on board.  It’s so much more my style.  I don’t do well with lists of rules- do 100 push-ups or read a chapter of the Bible a day, make 300 spinach salads. It’s not that I don’t like achieving measurable goals, it’s that I don’t like to fail.  Mess up one day and the resolution is shot-not really, but my mind treats it that way.  Choosing a word is more like picking a theme.  I like themes.

A theme, according to dictionary.com is a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation or composition; topic.
There is so much room from growth in a subject.  If the subject or one word is’ history’, the field for study or improvement in knowledge is voluminous.  If the one word is ‘health’, then the study, the information, the how-to’s are reams of articles, blogs and heavy books!  Take the challenge!  Prayerfully consider choosing a word.  It’s not too late!

I am approaching this year in the same fashion- my word this year?  INSTRUCTION.
INSTRUCTION just keeps RESOUNDING  inside my brain.  Instruction implies learning.  It implies work. Study.  Does that sound rather vague?  It did to me at first.

Instruction leads to knowledge.  Knowledge is just a bunch of facts and words unless I put them into practice. I must get the instruction of my Father in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment of spiritual matters (Proverbs 4:1).  I know He has a plan.  I must listen.  It is a good plan.  I love to study, research and pile books all over my desks while I write things down.  It makes me happy. Give me a strong cup of coffee and a pile of books, paper, pen and I lose all track of time.

This brings me to the point of this post, my dear friends.  I am setting aside my blog for the year while I work on getting instruction.  The idea of not blogging makes me sad.  I must set aside something good for something better.  I have tried to wiggle out of it, reason it to bits, but the answer still comes back the same. Set aside the blog.

There are a few unfinished writing projects I know I need to work on, beyond that, I don’t know exactly what the Lord has in mind for my instruction time. I’ll be sure to share them with you next year after my blog nap!  Blessings!

I will leave the blog up while I store the posts elsewhere.  You can contact me on the facebook page Positive Adoption.

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