Hello everyone…and a big welcome today…on this second day of a brand new year; to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” It’s so good to be back with you…and my prayer for all of us; is that we will truly…truly experience the presence of God, as we continue to walk through each day, of this brand new year!
Today, I thought that we would just have a very relaxing time together. First off…I truly hope that each of you had a very nice New Year…and just think…no matter what; we have all arrived into this brand New Year of 2019! Now it’s time to take hold of the hand of God and let Him walk with us, through each day that lies ahead of us.
You know…recently I was talking with someone, who has been really struggling to enter the New Year. This person was truly thankful, for all that God had done and provided for him, during the previous year; but for some reason, he was afraid to step into the New Year.
After talking with him for a while, I came to see that the reason for the fear was because he had already taken his thoughts deep into a year that was just starting out. From what I could see; Satan was at work…attempting to steal the joy that he should have been experiencing on New Year’s Day.
You know…Satan surely has a way of getting our minds to wonder, into days that haven’t even come into existence yet. Once he gets us there…it’s amazing what he adds to our thoughts. One thing I know…I can always tell, when Satan is up to no good because what he’s attempting to take me down with; is actually ridiculous…and once I shift my mind over to something else…the other thoughts seem to have a way of leaving my mind. Amazing…huh?
One thing I mentioned the other day to this person I was talking with; is that we need to let go of the unknown thoughts and begin to anticipate God’s best, in this brand new year. A Bible verse I shared with him; that goes along with what we were talking about; is found in Jeremiah 29:11…and we read… “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Since God already knows the plans He has for us…plans that will only lead us to the good things in life; then why do we fear the unknown moments that lie ahead of us? Shouldn’t we be trusting in God’s words of truth…knowing that His plan will be completed, in a way that will give us a bright future…filled with hope?
One thing I’ve learned…which I pass along to others; is that entering into a day that hasn’t come into existence; is like walking into a dark room, where nothing is being revealed to us…and how many times do we allow Satan to take us there…only to find out later; that all that worry and fret was for nothing.
You know…this is a great time to experience the joy of the Lord…for we are starting out into days brand new, while our yesterdays remain in the back files of our minds…but the choice is up to us…will we anticipate God’s best or allow ourselves to walk through moments of needless suffering…all because we have chosen to leave this day and enter a day that God hasn’t created.
One thing I can say to you today; is that this person I’ve been talking with…seems to be headed down the right path now and is feeling much peace…and why…because he has chosen to take life one day at a time, rather than entering days that have no existence.
Well…I have truly enjoyed our visit today…and why…because God was there to lead the way. I hope that you will have a very nice Wednesday! Please take care and I will hope to be back for another visit tomorrow! God bless!
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