This is my first post of the new year. The year is so new that I'm still accidentally writing 2011 instead of 2012 within the pages of my journal.
Where I live snow is very special. It doesn't happen often and so it is an experience that I cherish very much when we get to enjoy it.
It hasn't snowed recently, in fact, the snow in that picture is completely created by Picnik photo editor.
When I created the picture I think there was a lot going on within my mind. I was dwelling on the winter and the beauty and the specialness of snow. And, just tonight I realized with a chuckle that I was pondering discussions that I've recently had with my parents as I edited that picture.
I'm dreaming of snow.
Within my daydreams and within my night-dreams. There are dreams of snow.
And, when I speak of snow I don't simply mean the real white stuff falling from the sky. In some ways, it is symbolic. I'm awaiting with anticipation, prayer, and thoughtfulness to see how this year unfolds. I'm dreaming of all the special snow moments that God is currently and has planned to rain down on me. I'm dreaming of the possibility of a single snow flake gently landing within the palm of my hand in God's perfect timing.
Today is the second day of 2012 and already there have been precious memories made, heart checks, precious times with my Daddy God, poetry written, journal pages filled, and lessons learned. This year is off to a wonderful start. And, I'm allowing myself to dream of snow.
So, self, dream of snow. But, most of all, live as He leads and trust in His timing. And, remember Philipians 2:3-4,
"3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." (ESV)
Are you excited about the newness of this year?
How may I be praying for you?