Updated: Mar 16, 2020
And so it begins. A brand new year - 2019. It seems every devotional I read has to do with starting over. From Philippians where Paul tells us to forget what lies behind and reach to what lies ahead, to reading the first chapters of Genesis, Matthew and Psalms. As I read through the Bible, it all signals something new. I got in my car this morning and looked at the radio and even it was starting over. It was updating and getting reset for the new year.
There's something about starting fresh that we all seek. To look back and know our past mistakes are forgiven brings freedom from guilt. To look back and see how God has been at work in our lives, even when it seemed He was far away, brings encouragement and confidence. To realize that with the Father, every day is an opportunity to start fresh. It's like a breath of fresh air into our heart. Today let me encourage you to take advantage of the moment and as the verse of the day in my Bible reading plans says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom" Psalm 90:12.
Please remember to pray for Linda Dobyn's sister Debra Toler, as she fell and broke her elbow and knee. Don't forget to remember Linda's other sister Connie as she deals with medical issues as well. Also, Helen De