I don’t know about you, but I think two17 has crept up to the front door of life. I mean what happened to twenty16, it’s like one minute I’m in Berlin watching the most amazing NYE fireworks display ever with one million other people. And next minute I’m buying Christmas pressies and a new diary.
Having said that I’m actually glad to be done with this year- you see God called to my attention some things He wanted me to drop at the doorway of the New Year and carry no longer. And with each minute it gets closer I am more and more excited about them not influencing my future.
We chatted about it the other week (see Drop it https://sozotalk.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/drop-it/ ), but I wanted to encourage you to grab a few minutes of quiet where you can think and chat to God. Ask Him- is there something that I’ve been living with, where you’ve said enough? It could be a way of thinking, believing, behaving. It could be a sorrow, a hurt, a fear. You instant reaction may be, but I’m used to it, I can’t imagine life without that thinking, it can’t change.
But that’s not what God says about it in His book….
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
his mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
-compassionate or kindly forbearance shown
-an act of kindness, compassion, or favour:
Every day we stand at the doorway to a new starting point, a new way of living. Somehow, it seems easier to start afresh as the New Year dawns. This year as we sit at the threshold of a new year, I implore you, cross over free from the clutter of stuff and into the knowledge that each day can be new. In fact, at any moment you can chat with God during life and ask Him for a new day.
That’s how He loves you!
Well until next year-Live, laugh, learn and love well