Janelle Gregory serves on the Resurrection staff as a Human Resources Specialist.
This is it – the last day of 2015. Another year in the books. Between Christmas-card letters and social media, I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot of “my year in review.” I love reading the updates of friends and family. You get to find out who got a new job, who traveled out of the country, who has a new baby, who has had health issues. If you’re lucky, those last ones are pretty general. I once got a letter from a lady who shared about her bout with diarrhea. “Merry Christmas! I had the runs!” Ewww.
I could share with you some of my own 2015 highlights (none of which would involve gastrointestinal issues), but I thought that maybe today we’d do something a little different. I’m going to challenge us all to think back over this past year. You could probably pick out a few meaningful events that stand out amongst the rest. But beyond looking at what we did or did not do or accomplish, I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be beneficial to ponder what God did in our lives this last year.
So stop and think – where did you see God in 2015? How did he move in your life? In what ways did he direct you? How did he comfort or encourage you? When did you feel his presence?
It’s valuable to take stock of where God has been and what he’s been up to over the last year. Understanding how he’s previously moved just might change how we approach our unknown future.
So whether you’re ready for it or not, the clock will strike midnight tonight. 2016 is knocking at our door. I’m certain God has great things in store for you in the year ahead. But before you drive off into the future, take just a moment to check your review mirror.
Return to the GPS Guide to read today’s scripture and reflection questions.