As we move into this new year, this new decade I can say that I have Hope, Excitement and Anticipation of what is to come. I couldn't say that over the past six weeks or so. God is so good in the way that He so lovingly restores our broken souls and heals the gaping wounds.
I can't explain why I feel so energetic. That can only come from the goodness of God.
I will be turning 40 years old this coming September. I have some goals. Some for weight loss, some financial, some spiritual, some relational, some emotional, some for recreation, some for family and home organization, some for....let's just say I have some goals. Hopefully, nothing so difficult that I give up without ever getting started. I typically am NOT a goal attainer. I make great lists and have wonderful aspirations, but my huge flame fizzles out quickly. Picture my bottom lip sticking out really far in self-pity.
This time, however, I really believe that I am motivated by that little "4" and little "0" coming around the corner. Is it some magic number? I don't know, but it is SCREAMING in my face to do something with myself that is different than before.
Set goals and attain them.
In the middle of the night the Holy Spirit put parts of this scripture on my mind and heart and I woke up trying to remember where I had read it. It is now my theme for the year:
Isaiah 43:18 & 19
"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."
Thank you, Abba Father for renewal and hope.