“….on Earth as it is in Heaven….in 2011”
Here it is the end of 2010 – New Year’s Eve! This is the first time in 44 years I’m not spending it with my Honey…..another one of our sacred and sweet traditions…..we just had to be hugging and kissing when the stroke of midnight came that took us into the new year!
Last year was very special for us! We shared it with our dear friends Charles (Mick) and Sheila Michie. We had delicious snacks and then, as the midnight hour approached, Mick picked up his guitar and began to lead the four of us in praise and worship, thanking God for the old, and celebrating the new year that was before us. We all agreed on our 2010 slogan. It would be “Breakthrough again….in 2010”. We were thinking…financially, spiritually, and every other way that God would pour out on us! We were expectant!
This year is entirely different, as I have my four youngest grandchildren spending the night with me. Our snacks are their favorite: chocolate shakes and popcorn! We’re just getting ready to snuggle down in Nana’s room (all five of us are sharing the room tonight) and watch one of their “chosen” movies. While they were in the den having some quiet time earlier, I snuck off to my bedroom for a few quiet moments, and then I reminisced about all the years I’d shared with my Honey. Our 35th wedding anniversary was a highlight. We went to San Diego and said our vows again to each other in a beautiful ceremony there. That night we stood out on the balcony of our hotel and watched fireworks in the harbor as the new year came in. What a precious memory to hold onto!
As I was continuing my thoughts down memory lane, I thought I’d call Sheila and reminisce last year’s sweet time with her. She let me cry on her shoulder as I was having one of “those” moments. Then we had comic relief as we both agreed, we’d be more specific with our slogans this year. When we said “breakthrough again in 2010” – we weren’t exactly planning on the ultimate breakthrough that Ron got. So, thinking about this year, we were wanting to be a bit more specific. We weren’t really wanting to say… “Heaven in 2011” – not that it wouldn’t be a great thing, just maybe we won’t call it to pass like we did last year. Then…..it came to us both, the Lord’s Prayer…the perfect prayer says “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!” That’s what our slogan will be this year, “ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN….IN 2011”. Yes, that’s what we’ll declare…..purposing to be in God’s will this year in everything we say and do – that will be this year’s resolution!
It was just as we had that sweet and gentle message from God, that bursting through my bedroom door were four beaming, exciting kids shouting, “Nana, we’re ready for our shakes and popcorn now!!!” Oh, sweet reality, sweet blessings, and ……enjoying this little bit of heaven on earth. Yes, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN …in 2011!
Happy New Year to my precious friends and family! May God grant His will be done in your lives this year!