New Beginnings

by Sylvia Bambola December 28, 2009 9:10 AM

New years are so hopeful.  It’s a time when many of us think everything is possible; a time when we think this is the year we’re really going to lose weight, start eating better, do more exercise, etc.  And we really believe it . . .  for about three months. By then we realize the year might be new but we’re still the same, with the same old habits; the same old weaknesses. 


Well, this new year is going to be a little different.  Yes, I plan on going on a diet, eating better, doing more exercise, etc., but most of all I plan on spending more time with God, reading the Word, getting closer to the only One who can make me other than the “same old me”.  It’s in and through God that real change comes.  I sometimes forget that and think I can do it on my own, or rather that I should be able to do it on my own.


I love the Amy Grant song that talks about “being good is just a fable, I just can’t ‘cause I’m not able.”  And this year I think that’s where I’m going to start.  I’m going to acknowledge that I “can’t ‘cause I’m not able.”  I’m going to ask God for His strength to begin this new year, for His strength to do the things I should; to make the changes I need to make. After all, He’s the God of new beginnings; the God that makes all things new.  Now that’s change I can believe in!


Wishing you all a happy year of new beginnings!


Until next week,


Category: Spirituality

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