A fresh page…..

I love a fresh page to write on….or a fresh screen since its the age of laptops!  The possibilities are endless.  You can do anything with a fresh page, you can write a romance, a humorous anticdote, a life changing devotional or just flesh out the thoughts that are roaming around inside your head!  And, so I love the first day of a new year.  The first day of anything always brings a sense of anticipation.  Mixed emotions of anticipation and hope of what a new beginning will bring.  Today is 1/1/11.  The first day of a new year.  I have walked through this day, doing many of the things we do on New Years Day….taking down the Christmas Tree, preparing a dinner of blackeyed peas and rice, cornbread and collards, and when I remember, ham.  (Forgot that this year!)….but in the midst of preparations, eating with family, chatting and playing games, I have pondered what the year will bring. 

No one ever spends the first day of a new year pondering what challenges or tragedies the year will bring.  Most people face the new year with hope and optimism.  I must say I face this new year in anticipation of what God is going to do in our lives.  The only regret is that I will turn 50 this year and I feel like I have missed so many opporutunities because of hesitation or believing the lies of the enemy, or because I chose my own way instead of God’s way.  I don’t want to do that this year.  I don’t want to look to others for approval.  I don’t want to seek the acceptance of others.  I don’t want to believe the lies of the enemy.  I don’t want to live with any regrets.  I want to embrace who God created me to be, believe and trust only in HIS WORD, worship Him with every fiber of my being, live a life that glorifies Him, serve Him, and maybe, if it’s in God’s plan, get published this year!  🙂

So, if you are reading this.  Take a deep breath, stick out  your chin, face forward and embrace what this year will bring!  God has a plan….let’s be part of it!

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