I am sure we’ve all said or thought, “it just can’t be possible that another year has passed.” When you think about it, the year passed only ‘one day at a time’? All 8,760 hours of it! For many of us the days were not all easy and often the events seemed tangled, yet the time passed and here we are beginning another journey of 365 days that will transpire just a ‘day at a time’. We can look back and recognize it was not lost time, but we learned lessons we never knew and thankfully recall the many joys that we experienced. Each day we have a real firm foundation to rely on—our God never changes…..and His promises never fail! So we can be assured that “Strength will be given to us in just the amount our day requires” and He will be right there – never leaving us for one second!
Our days will lead us each in different paths for sure, but we all can count on the consistency of His Word and His presence…..moment by moment, step by step. I was reading in a devotional book by Chuck Swindol, a paragraph that caught my attention: “With each new dawn there is delivered to your door a fresh new package called “TODAY”. God has designed us in such a way that we can handle only one package at a time….. and all the grace we need will be supplied by Him as we live out that day.” (from Improving Your Serve).
So we are being handed a string of days that will come moment by moment–just plain ordinary days for the most. God is always providing us with enough surprises and bright spots to keep them interesting. 🙂 Keeping on with our daily routines, faithful in His Word, we can set sail on the unknown, expecting blessing, growth, His strength in our weakness and with praise in our hearts. Keep your focus on Christ with positive perspectives and lean on His promises and before you know it, another year of ‘days’ will be passing into the past. His mercies will have been “NEW EVERY MORNING”.
Let our Shepherd lead us where He has put the stepping stones and whether there are many big splashes of color on our routine or not…..always remember: “MANS ‘STEPS’ ARE ORDERED BY THE LORD”
“TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART; AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS.”
A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU