Happy New Year! Hopefully, since it is a new year, I pray it is a new you. Some people take that phrase and go wild with it or take it out of context. Of course you will not be a totally different person, but you can change something about yourself. Everyone can mature and improve at something this year. If you made New Year’s Resolutions I pray for will power and the spirit of self-control, so you can persevere with your resolutions. I, personally, did not make New Year’s Resolutions, but I did write down some things I want to improve in this next year. For some people, this year will be like last year because they will not try to change or grow in any area of their life. And that is ignorant because I do not understand how people could want something better, but they are not developing and cultivating anything in their life. Yeah that makes sense (sarcasm). But I pray that is not the case for any of you. For those who do want to develop and actually prosper this year (hopefully those of you who are reading this), do not totally forget about last year. I know, you are probably saying to yourself, “Where is she going with this?”, but New Year’s Eve, as I was worshiping The Lord spoke to me, “Do not forget everything that happened last year, remember the memories and the mistakes you made, so you know what you need to grow in for this next year.” I do not know about you, but that really moved me because some people think, “Oh yeah it is a new year, everything last year is completely forgotten about.” But last year was just yesterday, everything cannot be forgotten about. I believe last year there were seasons that began, seasons that ended, new relationships, old habits broken, sin broken, new opportunities, doors opened, and anything else that you can think of that brought JOY to your heart. Do you really want to forget about all those things? And of course we have the relationships that should have NEVER happened, new sin, new addictions, regrets, friendships that ended, drama, disappointments and anything else that sucked about last year. Now you may be wondering to yourself, “Why would I not want to forget about those things?” Do not forget, how God healed your broken heart, he lead you through the pain and the heartache of losing a loved one, he brought you through that soul tie that you needed to break, and he carried you through that tough season of your life. Do not forget about the trials, tribulations, and temptations that God had brought you through last year. And never ever forget about God’s mercy and grace.
Psalms 77:11-12: “But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.”
I pray this year is full of blessings, opportunities, and new challenges for you. Do not forget about God’s mercy and grace. Do not forget about his love for you. Begin this year with a new perspective
Much Love, Shay