The New Year is upon us and it’s time to review 2012. Although the Bible tells us not to look back, I think it is means not to look back longingly, wishing we were still back there like Lot’s wife did before being turned into a pillar of salt.
There are lessons to be learnt by assessing ourselves and it is good to try to do better, so here are the twelve things I’ve learnt in 2012:
1, You don’t get a surprise birthday party unless you ask for one;
2, Family celebrations bring you closer together;
3, Mother’s Day isn’t the same since my Mam and Nana went to heaven;
4, Temping lifts you out the doldrums;
5, I am a Royalist and hope God saves Queen Elizabeth II, especially after her Diamond Jubilee;
6, Doing a car boot sale can be fun, therapeutic and cleansing, especially with a good friend or a Dad who knows all about them;
7, I might never win a gold medal but I really, really really enjoyed the London 2012 Olympic Games;
8, Decorating is easier if you have the Olympics, a teaching tape or a worship CD on in the background;
9, You have to relax to enjoy a holiday and hear His still small voice;
10, God answers prayers and found me a great job working freelance for The Write Impression;
11, Family and friends can really make a difference in tough times but God will stick with you all the way;
12, I am a sinner washed in the blood of Jesus, and trying to work out my ‘salvation with fear and trembling’ can be hard but it will definitely worth it.
May God bless you mightily in 2013.