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The Reset Button

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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The new year has already begun. What a great time to set goals, re-evaluate priorities and make plans for the future. We embrace this yearly ritual because our mind is stimulated by the thought of starting over again. This symbolic process of hitting the “reset button” in our mind has value in that it helps in the process of renewing our commitment to creating a better year than the previous one.

As we mentally press the “reset button” we are attempting to return everything back to its original status. This is not possible but it can jumpstart our efforts to make the most of what lies ahead for us. Our reaction to an adverse situation is often the catalyst in determining its outcome.

Isaiah 43:18Isaiah 43:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

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– 19 NIV tell us “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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Do not dwell on what happened last year. Change your focus. Start looking ahead. Seek a new vision in your life in the current year. With God’s help we can accomplish much for Him.

The Lord says

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Blessings and Beyond

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to reflect back on the blessings God has given us throughout the previous year as well as to set goals, re-evaluate our priorities and make plans for the future. Our prior year’s calendar is a way to gauge in capsule form our effectiveness and involvement with our family, church and community.

Of course, one of the first things we do is to organize our calendars for the upcoming year. Whether it is a visible calendar placed on a wall, table or desk or some sort of electronic scheduler, we all live by the clock and calendar. In other words, we are constantly looking beyond.

The launch of a new year is a good time to reflect on our personal ministries. A person’s daily activities should always reveal the love of God to others. Not only should we minister to our family but also find ways to be involved in the care and concern of others. In other words, how can I be a blessing? This will assist us in becoming more aware not only of the “blessings” we receive but to see “beyond” to the needs of our fellow man.

God’s blessings to us are innumerable; however, we need to look beyond as to how we can minister to others. Then, as we share through our ministry, we will be truly blessed. Thus . . . blessings and beyond!

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