Most people who know me, know that this is not my favorite time of year.
Christmas is over and a year of full of activities is coming to a close. I enjoy reflecting on all that has been accomplished and remembering the good times. It makes me sad to have to take down the twinkling lights and fun décor that add a special touch of warmth to my home.
For whatever reason, January and a new year always feels overwhelming to me. It doesn’t help matters that I live in a region of the country where it is constantly gray and rains a lot…for months on end.
I tend to close down.
That’s why when I saw today’s word, it didn’t surprise me at all that my first thought was “Closed.”
I recognize this about myself, and consciously fight it each year.
I want to be open, but open with intent and purpose.
Regardless of the time of year, I seek to be continually open to:
His abundant grace
His mercies that are new every morning
His faithfulness, day by day, moment by moment
His sovereign control over my life
I am open, Lord.