New Beginnings

“And he that sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new . . . .”  Rev. 21:5 (KJV)

I’m excited about the new year and look forward to its possibilities, opportunities, hopes, and dreams.  I feel refreshed, revived and renewed.  It’s a new season and a new day. 

I never anticipated being so Blessed in the winter of my life when I honestly considered retirement.  Instead, I have wonderful feelings of expectancy — of beginning anew — only wiser, stronger, and better.  Maybe this is how Caleb felt in his 85th year when he said, “Give me this mountain.”  No, I am nowhere near 85, but I’ve done a lot of living, been many places, and seen many things. 

I always thought I was the perfect Christian, but it was not until God removed all the perks and props and brought me to my knees, that I really began to “see the Lord High and Lifted Up.”  I learned that when you have nothing left but God, you discover that God is enough.  With every trip to my knees I arose more trusting in the God who truly “knows my frame.” 

I don’t know why God spared my life another year when many I loved and who loved me, passed on.  I just know, I thank God for letting me live on, when I thought I wanted to die.   Today (December 31) is my birth day and I thank God for every nano second of the gift of life, and for every precious day above ground.   I praise Mahatma Gandhi, who in his wisdom has said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”   Today begins a brand new day to “Be” — free of worry, regret, guilt, hate and self-absorption.  I have been Blessed with a new day to live without apology  — with precious time to live with gratitude, courage, hope, love, discernment, vision and faith.  For years, I preached God’s Word — I will spend the rest of my days Being God’s Word!

 

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  1. #1 by imjacobs on January 11, 2011 - 7:25 PM

    I enjoyed your post on New Beginnings. God has blessed me to see a new year. He has brought me through some storms. Each day He blesses me with a beautiful day and blesses me to be able to see His beautiful painted sky that changes from moment to moment. I am thankful for His love and protection on this earthly journey. Keep on blessing us with your inspirational words from God. May God bless you and guide in your new beginning.

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