I always seem to be beating myself up at my failures. I don’t pray enough, I’m not as close to God as I should be. There are times I don’t read the Bible enough. There are some days I seem to have got it all together and others I fall apart spiritually. My trouble is i rely on my own strength and am not guided by the Holy Spirit. That gives me yet another reason to beat myself up!

So I haven’t made any New Year resolutions, rather I’m making one big one, I will revel and enjoy the love of God. Today I will look and enjoy the tiny daffodils just showing their heads. As I wait for my bus I won’t get impatient but enjoy the sound of the bird song and maybe stand in the weak January sun. Perhaps at some point I will see a baby I can smile or a harassed mother who can receive that same smile.

Today is a day for enjoying God. No guilt, no recriminations, just pleasure in the presence of my God.