This year I have been thinking a lot about shining in my world - in the little corner I have been placed - but I haven't been doing a very good job of it! It's one thing to want to do it - but another to actually succeed.
But the wonderful thing about 31 December - 1 January is that we can go to bed one night and when we awake in the morning we have a brand new year waiting for us!
Just like your new diary - which I LOVE filling in!! - or your new calendar, 2014 is full of space and opportunity to truly shine for my King and I am full of hopes of doing better at taking them.
I wanted to leave you with this thought as we say goodbye to 2013 - every single moment of this year God was with you. Through the good times, the bad times, the happiest and most wonderful times and the heart breaking crushing times. You were never alone.
You may have felt alone - as we so often do when we are going through pain - as if nobody cares and even God has forgotten us... But He was there.
So as we step into 2014 tomorrow, as we wake to a brand new day and a fantastic new year, let's try to remember that fact - He is always there - and He will never leave us - even if we fail Him; even if we stop talking to Him; even if we turn our backs... He will always be there waiting for us to come home to Him.
Let's start the year off right - in the hand of the Father.
Keep shining xx