With the new year comes the opportunity to leave the old behind, and focus on the future and the things to come. Now is not the time to regret what you have done, or where you have been, but it is the time to repent, forgive, and press on for the eternal glory of God.
Live life to the fullest this year, and love the life you have. It may not be perfect. It may not be easy. In fact your life may be complicated, difficult, or you may be going through grief and loss. However, even amidst the pain, there is hope. In the midst of complications, there is peace, and in the difficult times there is wisdom and endurance. All these things are at your fingertips; only a prayer away. Ask God into your heart, claim the beauty, grace, mercy, and peace of Christ for yourself. Surrender your circumstances to the One and Only Lord of all Creation for He is bigger than all that you face!
Find the beauty in life, even when in the center of life’s storms!! Remember, where there is rain, a rainbow comes. Where there are fires, new life grows. Where there is snow and ice, the buds of spring come forth. You are more blessed than you realize. Just breath, seek, and find the glory of God that satisfies!
Now is the time to begin again!
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14