January 1, 2016

Just This

The opening of a new year offers a fresh start.  A new beginning.
Resolutions are made, words are chosen, and reading lists are drawn up.
All good things, as long as they are kept in their proper place.
But, even good things can turn bad if allowed to overtake us.

Anything can become an idol of the heart.

So, as this new year begins, I'm taking stock.
Stepping back and looking closely at the things that matter most.
And, what is being impressed on my heart is this.  Just this.
To live simply and walk humbly with my God.

That is all.  And, it is enough.

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the LORD require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God?"  Micah 6:8

Happy New Year to each one of you!

With Love,

**Photo of a Christmas card
from a precious Auntie.


Katy said...

Amen! :) Happy New Year Camille!

Maryann said...

I couldn't agree with this more, Happy New Year Camille!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

good ideas, Camille. The card is lovely too! I'm working on a few things in my heart as well for the new year. More thoughts on thankfulness to God through my days and less online on my phone. Two good starters! Happy New Year, Camille!

Angela said...

So true. I've been thinking that when we are focussed on loving God and living for him then the other things of life fall into place. Including all the things we make resolutions about and write lists for. Happy New Year to you Camille and your family.

Anonymous said...

Amen, amen! That passage wraps it up nice and tidy. (: Thank you for all you share in your blog! Many blessings to you and your family in the new year!


Hopes Handcrafts said...

I agree and whenever I get overwhelmed, this is what the Lord reminds me of! Big hugs and Happy New Year! xo

Camille said...

Katy ~ Happy New Year to you, too! Hugs. :)

Maryann ~ God's Word is such a wonderful treasure, isn't it? Happy New Year! Hugs to you my friend. :)

Becky ~ Yes, step by step...one thing at a time. It's a blessing to be brought to the simple real things, isn't it? Happy New Year! Big Hugs! :)

Angela ~ You are so right my friend....the Lord first! What a blessing to know that all things will fall into place when He is in His proper place in our lives. Happy New Year to you! Hugs. :)

Mitzi ~ Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Happy New Year to you! Hugs. :)

Julia ~ It's a wonderful thing to rest in His leading and guiding in our lives, isn't it? May the Lord bless you and yours this year my friend. :)

With Love,

Farmgirl said...

Happy New Year to you and your precious family!

Camille said...

Heather ~ Happy New Year to you all as well. XOXO