Beginnings. There’s no better time to think about beginnings, than in the eve of a new year. What lies ahead of us all tomorrow is the start of a new chapter. 365 pages of blank white space. Beginnings get a bad rap sometimes. They can be scary and painful at times. But they are a gift given to us, a gift of not having to stay where we are. Whether we walk away from something to our new start, or it is forced on us, it’s still a gift we can be thankful for. I don’t know what your year held, but either good or bad, it’s about to be behind you. And before you stands a whole new one. A year to grow, to finally move into the blessings God has planned. A year to heal, finally accepting Gods love and healing touch as the perfect gift it is. A year to take chances, having faith that God has gone before us, making our arrival a divine one. Isaiah 45:2, “I will go before you and will level the mountains, I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.” A year to grow in our relationship with God. Learning more how He sees us and loves us. Leaning into that image and love with all of ourselves. Seeking Him and His Will with our whole hearts. Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” A year to start walking with our head held high, basking in the light God shines on us daily. To stop accepting darkness as our home, believing there is no other choice. John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” A year to finally stop listening to the world, and finally turn our ear to God.
True none of us knows what those 365 pages will hold. For as much as we would like to believe we are the authors of our lives, we aren’t. We can’t control what or who comes and goes in our lives, we can’t control getting that job, or a medical diagnoses. But we can control how we meet each day of the year to come. We can meet them in fear, worrying and questioning. Or we can meet them in faith. Trusting that the God who created us is working on our behalf, fighting for us. Exodus 14:4 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Let’s resolve in this new year to make time to be still in the presence of our Lord and Savior. To speak openly with them, then listening, allowing ourselves to be lead to our best lives. I pray that the next year will bring us all closer to God and closer to who we are meant to be in Him. ❤️