I recently saw this quote, "No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" (Unknown).
I love this quote!
As much as we would love to start over and begin again, we can’t. Our only option, our only hope is that we start today, right where we are. Each day we ask the Lord for daily bread. We ask for His divine help to make today better than the day before. We plead with Him to help us do things differently. We seek Him at the beginning to make a new ending!
I am luke warm on New Year’s resolutions … I know what you’re thinking. The Bible frowns on the luke warmers … But in this case I think it might be OK. You see, I try not to set myself up to fail. So, for the sake of this blog, let’s don’t call this a “resolution” ... although it is the beginning of a new year and these may sound like something you have great intentions of doing.
I saw this list in a Beth Moore Bible Study and have kept this list in my Bible as a reminder of all that God can be in our lives if we just allow Him the room to work. There is a blog for you … Allow God room to work. But I’ll save that one for another day. (:
I have probably shared this list before, but I’m a mom and I’m in the habit having to say things two, three, sometimes four times before anyone responds … if they respond. (:
Each day we can ask for:
- Deeper wisdom
- A greater filling of the holy spirit
- A more intimate relationship with Christ
- More effectiveness in service
- Character more conformed to Christ
- A more obvious disclosure of God’s activity
He can be all you need during this coming year. In fact, He will be more than enough. So as we begin a new year, let’s not be discouraged by what we did or did not do in 2011. That year is in the past. The calendar has flipped to a new year.
Instead let’s make a fresh start in 2012 so at the end of these 365 days we will have “made a new ending.”