New Beginnings for the New Year


 Some of you say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money.” 14 But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. 15 So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But now you are proud and you brag. All of this bragging is wrong. James 4:13-17 

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ― Brad Paisley  

I think we have ALL made grand, huge New Years Resolutions only to break them within the first few months, haven’t we? Why was it so hard to stick it out? I’m beginning to learn that setting goals, with God’s guidance; is ONE part of the equation. Attaining them requires daily work and mindfulness of the goal we want to attain. Baby steps. 

Goals, with God’s guidance give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level.

So I pose these questions to you as we get close to another New Year:.

With God’s guidance, what would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? 

With God’s guidance, what problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career? What would you like to see happen within your family life? 

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go and pray to God for support daily to attain what you seek in His will. 

Father God – Thank you so much for your guidance and teaching as a “compass” of where to head in the next year. Help us daily to read, pray and act on what we would like to attain, within Your will. Help us to relax and know that some of these goals require daily baby steps. If we get off track, we can get back on track – with Your help and love. Thank you for new beginnings. Amen




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