“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 43:18-19
I recommitted my life to Jesus Christ when I was 23 years old. I grew up in the church, and believed all I heard, but my faith was not strong enough to last through the teen years. I made a couple of poor choices, and slowly I lost my way, forgot who I was and experienced a dark time in my life. After 7 years, I made a good choice. I prayed that Jesus would show me the way, remind me who I am, and shed some light on my life. Since that moment, there has been no looking back. There is now an abundance of His light in my life. I don’t have all the answers, but I know the One who does, and it’s comforting to know He is guiding me, if only I let Him.
Another year has come and gone. Maybe 2006 brought great things to your life, maybe it didn’t. Maybe you experienced wonderful memories, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you made great choices, maybe you didn’t. Whatever your life is, whatever it was, whatever it will be, there is so much hope offered to you! Our lives may change constantly, but one thing remains the same. God loves you and He longs for you to forget the former things. His hope for you is that you do not dwell in the past. He wants to do a new thing, make a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Just ask – it’s yours. This is how I asked – I prayed: Jesus, thank you for loving me. Thank you for dying for me. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for being my Saviour. I want to know you. Please show me the way. Help me be the person you want me to be. Guide me and direct me. Amen. May 2007 be full of new beginnings for you!
– Written for the January 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs