New Year 2020

Greetings! Happy New Year and may the Father bless and keep you and cause His face to shine on you and give you peace.

I will praise you to the heights, my God, the king; I will bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you; I will praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is ADONAI and greatly to be praised; his greatness is beyond all searching out. 4 Each generation will praise your works to the next and proclaim your mighty acts. 5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of your majesty and on the story of your wonders. 6 People will speak of your awesome power, and I will tell of your great deeds.7 They will gush forth the fame of your abounding goodness, and they will sing of your righteousness. 8 ADONAI is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and great in grace. 9 ADONAI is good to all; his compassion rests on all his creatures. 10 All your creatures will thank you, ADONAI, and your faithful servants will bless you. 11 They will speak of the glory of your kingship, and they will tell about your might; 12 to let everyone know of your mighty acts and the glorious majesty of your kingship. 13 Your kingship is an everlasting kingship, your reign continues through all generations. 14 ADONAI supports all who fall and lifts up all who are bent over. 15 The eyes of all are looking to you; you give them their food at the right time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 ADONAI is righteous in all his ways, full of grace in all he does. 18 ADONAI is close to all who call on him, to all who sincerely call on him. 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 ADONAI protects all who love him, but all the wicked he destroys. 21 My mouth will proclaim the praise of ADONAI; all people will bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalms 145 Praise. By David

One of my first goals for 2020 is to commit more Scripture to memory starting with Psalms 145. This passage reminds me of my role in relationship to the Father and His unmatched and unchanging attributes.

I’ve also set several physical goals for myself including learning to do a headstand, being able to do a pull-up and be able to swim a mile by 2021. All of these are impossible for me, so I’m researching all the steps and laying out a quarterly plan. Because my days often begin without a clear plan and they feel too short, I’ve decided to implement a “Waking Early Plan”. By February I hope to be in the habit of starting my day at 5:30am with quiet solitude, prayer, stretching and journaling. If I can stick this one habit I believe it will be a transformative year.

Do you set goals or intentions or make new year resolutions? How do you hold yourself accountable?

amy teague



Tulsa, Oklahoma