January 4, 2019 faith

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Good morning, DearHeart.

Step outside and take a deep breath.

Did you smell it?

It’s kind of like that new car smell. Or perhaps it was like when you light a new Yankee Candle for the first time. Or, maybe like a new bottle of perfume.

Or, like breathing in the sweetness of a baby’s head.

You know the smell well……the smell of something new. Something fresh.

I love the smell of a new year. Especially coated it a fresh blanket of snow.

No matter what 2018 held for you –

good,

bad,

sad,

happy,

funny,

serious, a

failure

or a success – it is done.

It is behind us.

But now 2019 lies before each of us. Breathe it in. A beginning. A new start. Let today be the first day of experiencing life anew.

Let change begin.

• Break an old habit.

• Form a new habit.

• Read Scripture more

• Pray often

• Seek Him above all else

• Forgive

• Love

• Laugh

• Encourage others

• Be kind

The year 2019 is before us like a clean slate. We face uncharted territory. May we find ourselves like the Israelites waiting to cross the Jordan River. God knew the people would feel apprehensive crossing. He understood that, at times, the unknown can be frightening. So He instructs the people to watch the priests & when they move with the Ark of Covenant, follow them. I absolutely LOVE the reasoning God gives them. It actually is one of my favorite verses in all the Bible….

“Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.“ (Joshua 3:4 NIV).

And that is us with the new year before us. We have never been this way before. But if we keep our eyes on Him, our hearts in tuned with His & follow His lead, well…..

there is no telling what the new year will hold for us!

So take a deep breath. Did you smell it?

Use this first weekend of this new year to lay out an attitude plan. Come what may.

My choice will be to live on FAITH.

It is the smell of hope.

FAITH for ALL that will unfold in the next twelve months. May God be with us all & bless each of us as we pursue Him & His ways.

Wake up.

Breathe it in.

Go.

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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