For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our grateful hymn of praise.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I Resolve...

Wow, am I behind in my posting. It's a long, emotional story, involving the loss of hundreds of vacation photos right after our trip to San Diego at Thanksgiving. *sigh* Anyway, suffice to say, I've not felt like posting pictures, though I do have a few (thank goodness I have a camera as well as a phone).

But here we are at a new year and, well, I don't really know, except that I wanted to post about resolutions and all that. I have a few. They are at one of my other blogs (what can I say, I need to compartmentalize my life), this one I started when The Teenager decided he wanted to learn to homestead. (As an aside, I am officially calling this "unschooling" to take away the stigma of "drop-out." :/)

At any rate, I have a few resolutions. Other than those listed on the other blog, I also want to read entirely through the bible. Will be using M'Cheyne's plan. I've got it all printed out and put into my resolution binder. I was pretty set, as you can see, until I went to church last night. As we sang this hymn I became convicted that, while all these are "good" things, they leave out something more important.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Words: Dallan Forgail (8th Century)

The Lord is to be my everything. 

In the sermon the pastor mentioned an adage I'd heard before about the good getting in the way of the great. What I want to do is good. But I had forgotten what was great. To spend a year working and praying to change my mindset will be a great thing.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an awakening! Praying that you are able to find great instead of good this year!