A fresh new day....
A fresh new week.....
A fresh new month.....
A fresh new year......January 1, 2018
I'm not a fan of resolutions because often they fade as quickly as we take them on BUT I DO LOVE a fresh start! My prayer for 2018 is simple..... That I am not in the same place in the next 12 months that I am right now, that my relationship with my Lord is stronger and more intimate, and that I am able impact the lives around me!
And I won't lie, I am finding myself right back in this place as we enter a fresh new year.
I don't share this often because it is hard to be transparent about something in your life that is contrary to what you are trying so hard to promote, HEALTHY LIFE! Not only a healthy life, but a healthy life based on biblical truth! But the reality is, my friends, THE STRUGGLE IS VERY REAL".
I also know that God is good! He is continuing to work in me and this is where I find wisdom and strength!
Even as I reflect on the struggles of 2017 there have been so many blessings that have come out of them.
But, this past Sunday's message really resonated with me when my pastor pointed out the things we should say goodbye to versus the things we should say hello to as we look to the new year. Saying Goodbye to: RELIGION, EMPTY PURSUITS, WEAKNESS, the YESTERDAYS, and GIVING UP. Saying hello to: JESUS, which means REAL MEANING, REAL STRENGTH, TOMORROWS, and FINISHING WELL.
My goal is to never stop learning and growing. Sometimes this means multiple reminders of lessons God has already tried to teach me including the discovery in my blog (Refiner's Fire).
God continues to use the refining process in all of us as long as we are willing to become a reflection of Him.
Blessings Precious Rubies,