At the End of 2014

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Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye know it?  I will then make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19

The first day of a brand new year.

A year filled with possibilities and challenges.

A year filled with opportunities.

A year in which to mourn.  A year in which to rejoice.  

A whole year right in front of me … and you.

We’ve no way of knowing what this year will bring to us.

But it is a whole year, 365 days, filled with  …  the unknown.

I had a strange thought this morning. (Well, ok, many of my thoughts are strange.)

I made a decision as to how I want to finish this year.

And, at the very end, my life.

I want to finish empty.

I know that I have written about emptiness before.  I’ve viewed it as a bad thing.

But this is different.

I’m realizing that God has given me much in the way of talents and abilities.  You know, that Spiritual gift thing, and there are natural abilities I believe I have.

I want to use them all up.

I want them to be squeezed out of me until there is nothing left.

So that nothing goes wasted.

And that is going to take effort on my part.  Daily decisions.  Intentions. And courage.

I know for many of us that is a challenge given the fact that sometimes we can barely make it through the day.

However, I am convinced that there are opportunities out there somewhere, where those talents and abilities that we have left can be used.

I don’t know exactly how.

I had never thought of writing a blog until five years ago.  Writing devotionals was a new thing.

I certainly didn’t expect to be able to paint again.  Granted, the way I paint has changed.  But I can use watercolor pencils and water brushes and paint in my recliner.  

I am still in contact with people, even though that circle has shrunk dramatically and they are mostly online relationships.

But it doesn’t matter.

Those things that God has put in me that are to be used this year (and I truly believe He will point the way if we ask), I want them used up.  Gone.

So that on the last day of my life, I will be able to confidently go before God and honestly say.

“There is nothing left.  I used it all.”

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Things are looking good for the Hinds Feet on High Places book study!  The site is up, being tested (so far, so good!), and should be fully operational in a few days.  I will be sending out usernames and passwords beginning next Monday.  You’ll have time to introduce yourself (no pressure if you’d rather lurk), and get familiar with the site setup, so come January 12, we can be off and running!

There is still time to join up with those of us who are traveling Much Afraid’s path.  (M.A. is the main character in the story.) Just drop me a note, or leave a comment on the website and let me know you are interested.  Need a book?  They are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  (Kindle version is $1.99 right now and you can get a free app to read on your phone or computer!)  Need help with the financial part?  Just let me know.  God has taken care of that part, too!

Hinds Feel on High Places Kindle Edition

Pursue the Intentional Life

Soul Revolution




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