It’s not too late. He is waiting patiently, full of love and plans beyond all you can imagine.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And I have no delight or desire on earth besides You.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the Rock and firm strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
PSALM 73:25-26 (AMP)
Each New Year’s Day is like a beginning, to some degree. It is a time when many are making lists of resolutions and starting over again, usually on things that didn’t quite get finished from last year’s list. It really is pretty neat to have a time and space when we can take inventory and regroup; seeing where we are along the timeline can be both encouraging and challenging.
But there is so much more to it than just deciding on which habits we’d like to break or form. It’s an opportunity to ask, seek, and knock in the high places-a chance to be reminded of what the Spirit has already said, and to hear instruction, direction, and encouragement for the future.
First, let’s look at where we’ve been. The Spirit wants us to remember foundational, life-giving truths we already know; it’s amazing how we can almost lose sight of them in the passion of wanting and seeking more of God. Philippians 3:16 (NLT) encourages us to “be sure to obey the truth we have learned already.” Take time to savor again those pieces of understanding the Spirit gave you this past year. Pull out the notes and journals and be reminded of the revelations and lessons. Continue on, steadfast and strong in what he has taught you this far.
Second, know that each and every moment offers a chance to gain new insight and walk in unfamiliar land. Life is not stagnant. It is an ever-moving, ever-changing existence.
Maybe you have regrets from this past year. Did you stumble or fall? Did you even sit down and stop? Maybe you pushed aside something God wanted you to learn. It’s not too late. He is waiting patiently, full of love and plans beyond all you can imagine.
Grab onto Jeremiah 33:3 (AMP) and don’t let go. “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know.”
As we move from year to year and season to season, “I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding” (Philippians r.q, NLT).
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