Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed New Year’s Eve to you all! It’s hard to believe that this year is coming to its end; but do you want to know the good news? God is now providing us with a New Year…one that will give us a new beginning and one that will continue to lead us to His very best…and I pray that as we enter this New Year; that we will all take hold of this hope and hold tightly to it…Amen!!
Well…yesterday, we took the first step towards another new year…so today let me ask you…are you ready to take the final step into the year 2021? As we lift our foot to take this final step, we are now going to prepare our minds for the unknown days that lie ahead of us. Can we all say today that our minds are set to walk in a direction that will lead us to the things in life that can bring peace, joy and happiness…despite what we may be facing at this present time? If we could just prepare our minds to see each new day as something special from God; then life wouldn’t seem so overwhelming. Even now, as we prepare to enter the New Year, we are taking it one step and one day at a time. If we could continue to do this throughout the entire year; then we would also find ourselves in sync with God, which would always keep us connected with Him…and distant from the things that attempt to bring us to a halt.
As we prepare to take this final step into another new year, let’s read Lamentations 3:22-24…and we read… “His compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. (23) Great is his faithfulness; his lovingkindness begins afresh each day. (24) My soul claims the Lord as my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him.”
As we begin to step into another New Year, can we say that our faith is aiming us in God’s direction...or do we find that we are lingering behind…fearing what may lie ahead of us? If we are lingering behind; then these can be the moments that detach us from God and make life much more difficult to get through, which only makes us feel like giving up on life.
Also…we need to ask ourselves this question…”Are we allowing stress and anxiety to control our lives and dictate our feelings or are we looking for God to lead us peacefully from one day into the next?” If we would stop dragging the problems of yesterday into the moments of today and look for a fresh new start each morning; then we wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed by the difficult moments we face. Remember…when we choose to claim God as our aim in life; then instead of living with dread, doubt, fear…and the symptoms of our problems; we will find it easier to live with a hope that can carry us down each path in life. We need to remember that the connections we make in life, will determine how we are led through life and how the tough moments come to an end.
Now, as we place our foot directly into the year 2021, can we say that we are willing to leave the old way of thinking behind and step into thoughts that will relay a message to God, of the things we truly desire? One thing we should think on today is this…how we enter this New Year, will either give us a rough start or a new beginning. We also need to remember that resolutions can become empty words that never reach their destination. If we want to experience the better things in life; then we need to pursue them with a heart and mind that isn’t willing to give up, until we have found what we’re searching for.
Now that we are in alignment with God, while leaving the excess baggage behind; let’s begin to aim ourselves in a direction that will help us to walk one day at a time…through this brand new year with God. Here we go…let’s close the door to the old year and enter a New Year that is filled with hope…new possibilities and all that God has in store for us…Amen!
Have a very blessed New Year and I will see you tomorrow…in the year 2021, for a very special God inspired writing; that will give us that extra boost we need, for another new year! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain