This is what the Lord says, … “Forget the former things; do
not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs
up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and
streams in the wasteland.”
— Isaiah 43:16,18-19
The year is gone, finished, past. We cannot reclaim it or undo
it. We cannot rest on the great distance it has brought us. If
tomorrow dawns, it will be another day, a new opportunity, and the
time to show our faith in Jesus as Lord. Let’s journey forward,
knowing that God already inhabits the future and promises to
provide us refreshment on our journey there.
Lord of all eternity, please help me to learn from my mistakes
this past year, but not to dwell on them. Please help me not rest
on my accomplishments in this past year, but use them to further
your work in me and through me. Please help me not quarrel with
those who injured me yesterday, last month, or this past year.
Instead, O Father, lead me in your paths and help me see your
mighty works this next year. In Jesus’ name and by his power I ask
government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of
— Isaiah 9:6” —
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
- Dr. Seuss” —
“The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.”
- Richard Bach, author.
“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
- Joseph Campbell, world famous expert mythologist and mentor to George Lucas.
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”
- Tony Robbins, best-selling author and peak performance coach.
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”
- Anais Nin, author.” —www.thedailylove.com
the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there
was no room for them in the inn.
— Luke 2:6-7” —