It’s amazing the energy a new year brings!
As we move in to 2020, I continue to be impressed with the passion and commitment of those around me. We have an opportunity on this cusp of a new decade to dream big, to cast forth a vision, and think out of the box we so often confine ourselves to. Let us take the joy and enthusiasm filling our hearts and see where God will take the dreams we envision. A new year is a time of fresh starts and positive change. It is a time to be vital, relevant, meaningful, and spirit-filled.
Do you feel like you’re waking up, maybe from a really long nap? It is easy to find ourselves simply keeping the status quo, going through the motions each day. There are always a variety of reasons for this to happen, and we can learn from these times of playing it safe. But, when the time is right, when the Spirit swoops in with a fresh wind, then it’s time to respond and rise up!
The challenge for us all is to not slip back to what is easy or comfortable. We must take this New Year energy and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to move us forward, to challenge and to change us.
I am struck by this devotional passage:
“Trust Me by relinquishing control into My hands. Let go, and recognize that I am God. This is My world: I made it and I control it. Yours is a responsive part in the litany of Love. I search among My children for receptivity to Me. Guard well this gift that I have planted in your heart. Nurture it with the Light of My Presence.”
I am willing to TRUST God in this year to come to be guided toward change for a better, improved self and world around me. Will you join me?