Odd numbers are not my favorite, but I can't not like every other year. Well, technically its not every other year, because 5's are OK. But still, four years out of each decade is a lot to not like.
Through the years I've worked on my numbers sickness, and when Aiden was born on 7.13.09 that helped boost my progress to realize there is MUCH good about odd numbers. I still really like to end the treadmill on all even numbers, among other things, but hey...everyone has their things, right?
How did I get started talking about numbers?? Oh yes, its a New Year!! A new year. If I knew it would do any good, I'd cry and throw a fit about 2012 passing (already!) but I've learned that does not stop time, it only robs from the present, the now.
So, I look to 2013 with much gratefulness and anticipation. I don't know what the days hold, but I know God will be with me and that He has great love for me. Really, what else do I need to know?
This is how I kicked off the New Year...
Starting off 2013 with Scripture #1 (of 24):
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
I love the "make it obedient" part.
I can't control the things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them. I can say to myself, "I have a choice to have destructive thoughts or constructive thoughts right now. I can wallow in what's wrong and make things worse, or I can ask God for a better perspective to help me see good even when I don't feel good." Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued