from steve pruett, RLC school of leadership director
“Thus says the LORD: ‘Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.’” (Jeremiah 6:16)
As we come into the beginning of this new year, we often wish we could turn over a new leaf or have a fresh start. No doubt about it, there have been certain things we have said or done in past years that we have come to regret.
Wouldn’t it be great to just start over again? In reality, as a Christian you can have a fresh start. The New Year is still a blank slate. There are opportunities ahead of you. You decide what your priorities are going to be. You decide which direction you are going to take, each and every day.
Maybe some of us need a fresh start this year. Here is a great opportunity to make a new commitment. We don’t know what this Year is going to bring. We don’t know what problems we are going to encounter. We don’t know what the changes are going to come. We don’t know what blessings the Lord has in store for us. But whatever the this year holds, we don’t have to be afraid because Jesus Christ is going to be waiting there for us.
I like the words of that wonderful woman of God, Corrie ten Boom, who said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
God is in control of your future. He is ready to bless you in this year.