Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 1, 2010

New Year

Phl 3:13-14   Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus

  Today is the first day of a new year.  Hopefully you reflected on the past year yesterday.  Today is a day to take the advice offered in Philippians.  The past is past.  Ask God for forgiveness of the wrong things done and the right things left undone.  Accept His forgiveness and forgive yourself.  Forgive all those who have caused you hurt or pain and ask God to forgive them.  Then, put all that behind you along with your accomplishments of the old year.  It is time to press on toward the new.  Ask God to direct you.  Be open to new things from Him – new ministries, new talents, new adventures, new mountains and new valleys.  Change can be frightening only when we forget Who is the Author and Finisher of our lives.  Walk into the new knowing nothing can touch us without first passing through our Father’s hand.  Have a blessed and Christ centered 2010.

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