So… blog readers, it’s 2:55AM. And I’m writing a blog post. This is unprecedented behaviour for me. Let me paint you a lovely picture before I continue. I’m wearing black tights. An American Apparel hoodie. And big wooly tube socks. Makeupless. SO HOT right now. What a uniform to work in, hey? So stylish it kills me. I had a lovely night. A really really lovely night. New Year’s Eve is one of my favourite nights. I LOVE the mystery of a new year.
Last year I wrote a big long post about the year 2008. It took me way too many hours and quite frankly, I am not going to do that this year. Not only am I too lazy to, but something in me isn’t interested in re-hashing everything I did in 2009. Here’s the Coles notes: I learned a lot about myself. I was a very different girl one year ago. In the past year: I became a youth leader (something that challenges/stretches/changes me daily) at my church. I survived my first break up (Please Lord, make it my last!) and came out the other end with greater compassion and humility and understanding. I learned that I am capable of running farther than I thought I ever could. I realized I kind of wanted to go back to school. For a course or two. I spent a lot of time on airplanes and in airports alone. I discovered that although I’m okay with solitude… life is always better with friends by your side.
I spent the last two hours of 2009 at a church service tonight: worshipping God as He deserves to be worshipped. What an amazing way to close off the old year and bring in the new one. Definitely something I want to make a habit of. I was so blessed by my friends and our conversation on the way home. We all just want more of Him. More of our Jesus. We can’t wait to dig into his Word. To be challenged in the upcoming year. To look back on 2010 in 2011 and say, “I know Him so much more today than yesterday.” It’s good. I was challenged this morning in my devotions by Luke 12:28 & 35b: “But don’t begin until you count the cost… No one can become my disciples without giving up everything for me.” That’s my prayer for 2010. I’ve counted the cost and I want Him more.