There’s something about turning a calendar page to a new month. Or opening a new journal for the new year and bending the pages back to hear that binding crack a bit. Reminding you its new…never been opened before. Blank pages or calendar spaces wide open with room for lots of possibilities. We like new, don’t we? It shouts potential! What will we fill it with?
I’m so attracted to journals. My daughter jokingly says almost every time we go shopping together “if I lose you I know I’ll find you in the journal section of the store”. I WANT to journal. I have a shelf full of good intentions! Sticking to it…thats where the real value is found. Investing time to preserve a record of whats happening in our lives at the time. It can be therapeutic. It will remind us of how far we’ve come and what we worked through to get there. It can be a gift later in life when memories may be a little fuzzy or we want to pass our journey down through the generations.
For us, we have to set aside the old calendar or journal and pick up a new one. But not with God. He doesn’t have to start over with us. He sees our potential from the beginning and He’s been shaping our journey in this life all along the way. Every moment is a fresh start with God. He’s not making all new things. God is making ALL THINGS NEW! Today, this moment, is a fresh start for you and I. He’s given us a new page to fill in. What shall we do with it?!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. ~ Psalms 90:12