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 –
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
• 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.
Breathe it in.