At the beginning of the New Year, I posted that 2010 would be the year of the covenant; with God. I don't know if any of you have decided to join me in this or not - my loyal followers of eight - but I think it's good to stop and reflect on our personal goals during any journey; to see if we're still on the road or in need of a new map.
I have been doing well I must say. One of the areas I wished to get better at was in the category of helps. My job requires me to lend a hand to my co-workers on sometimes a daily basis, and often times these acts are accompanied with my incessant grumblings and moans: "why is it that every time he or she calls, it's always.......," or, "if she asks me one more time to....," you get the idea. Well, my covenant is to always - within reason - respond with yes and remind myself that God has placed me here to do this. Perhaps I'll receive a "thank you" and perhaps it will go un-noticed. But like it or not, the Lord's call to always serve is going to be met...at least in 2010.
On another front, I have been diligently working to be more of a follow-up kind of guy. I used to always say "thank you," whether it be due to a huge act of kindness upon me or my family, or someone simply holding the door an extra second for me or my wife. But this year, I want to go a little extra and make sure I remind those close to me that I appreciate every bit of help they provide, or any simple blessing added to my life as a result of their good deed or offering.
Hopefully your new year's covenant or resolutions are still going strong. Let me know how I can help you...God knows many people are helping Kylie and I at the moment.