As we begin the New Year, I encourage you to start with the promises of God and a resolve to continue only under His divine direction. The following poem by M.S. Lowndes is inspiring.
A New Year with The Lord
A new year is about to unfold
With new opportunities to explore
Doors will open for new experiences
New adventures with the Lord
Remember not the former things
The things of this past year
The Lord will do new things in us
Much more than we are aware
For He will make a way for us
As we put our trust in Him
And He will guide our every step
By His presence we have within
What God has placed within our hearts
We find we’ll be able to do
If we look for the opportunities
We’ll see the door to go through
We mustn’t let anything hold us back
But rise up and take our place
And be all that God wants us to be
With a fresh touch of His grace!
In Isaiah 43: 18-19, the prophet encourages God’s people by assuring them that the Lord will do great things for them- new things, wonderful things for as long as they forget the “things of old” and trust only in the guidance and direction of the Lord.
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.”
These promises for Israel of old are promises for us too especially as we turn the pages of the old and bring in the new.
Happy New Year to all!