New Year Devotion
New Beginnings Make New Endings
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 really began to think about that statement. The conclusion
was that we don't start over; but we begin again right where we are,
making things better in our lives.
As a believer in Christ, it is not about saying I will do this
and I won't do that and then dropping the idea or falling short.
It is more about asking the Lord to help us each day, to fall
deeper and deeper in love with Him. This way our focus will be
set on the things of heaven and not on all this earthly stuff.
If I were to make a New Year resolution, it would be to have
a deeper commitment, a deeper love, and a deeper worship for the
Lord. In the beginning of this past year, He spoke to me in that
still small voice in prayer and said, "I am more than enough.
I am more than enough in every area of your life." He also said
to tell others the same thing.
This year I am determined to make Him my all and all. He wants
our undivided attention in spite of the distractions and temptations
that lie waiting around the corner. He has to be our main focus.
How we will end this year will be determined by how we started
it. Did we want to get more "INTIMATE" with the lover of our soul?
I looked up the word intimacy and the meaning is to be close,
familiar, very personal and private.
Do you want a new ending this year? How do you want the ending
of your life? If you're not a Christian, please know that this
could be the best New Year of your life. Your life can be filled
with hope and peace. To know what the ending will be is an extra
bonus. Why should every year be the same as the one before with
nothing really changing? After all, the New Year resolutions may
or may not get accomplished.
If you are a Christian and you feel stagnate in your relationship
with the Lord, then now is the time to rekindle the love affair
with Him. He calls us to Himself and says, "Come away my beloved."
Can you hear Him? He is tugging at your heart. The real ending
in our life will be when Jesus says well done my good and faithful
servant. That statement will be for someone who took the time
to get to know Him, love Him, and that obediently followed Him.
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Cathy Irvin authored well over 50 Devotions for CBN over three decades where she served the Lord Jesus Christ at the Christian Broadcasting Network. Cathy loved telling stories and glorifying God in all that she did. On December 16, 2011, Cathy left this earthly dwelling to take up residence in the dwelling prepared for her in Heaven. Her Devotions minister with love and truth.
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