Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/01/2015

New Year – Fresh Start

imagesby Hazel Straub

We are entering a new year and a time of a fresh start. Drop the old heavy luggage of the past, so you will have the energy needed for your new season. It is time to leave the regrets of the past with all the “should have,” “if only,” could have,” “why did or didn’t I.” You cannot have vision for your bright future, when you live with regrets or think that your best days lie behind you.

It is time to freshen up in the shower, scrub off the dirt of the past, and put on new clothes of love, mercy, faithfulness, patience, joy, hope and humility. Put on the mind of Christ and no longer live by your fickle emotions. Wear the glasses of anticipation and new vision for the plans that God has to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future. Walking through the door of 2015 requires that you leave the past because you and excess luggage will not fit through the door. Keep Jesus as your focus, staying close to him and you will do great exploits.

Let the song of the fresh start song burst forth from your lips! Embrace the new year with a new mindset, no longer doing the same thing and expecting different results. The greatest time of your life lies before you!

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)

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  1. Happy New Year Hazel.

    • Happy New Year Powtry Cottage!

  2. Thank you! Happy New Year 🙂 This is wonderful – I really needed a boost, taken my eyes off of him and become discouraged. Praise God for this timely reminder. Bless you

    • Happy New Fresh Start New Year, Lauralee! You are welcome.

      Yahweh illuminates the wholeness of his being towards you bringing order and he provides you and your husband and five children with love, sustencance and friendship. Yahweh lifts up the wholeness of his being and looks upon you and sets in place all you need to be whole and complete. 🙂

    • Happy New Year, Lauralee! New beginnings and a fresh start. Jesus is so gracious and filled with love and compassion. Know that he never abandons you, but carries you, when you are tired. Overflowing blessings of sunshine of Yahweh’s love, joy and wholeness and completeness that splashes over you, your husband and your five children.

  3. Reblogged this on The Christian Gazette.

    • Thank you Secret Angel for the reblog. Happy Fresh Start Year!

      • Yes, my friend… we are off to a new, fresh start to a new year. May God pour out His blessings on both of us this year!!

      • Blessings are flowing over us from God’s throne! Enjoy! 🙂

      • Amen… I needed that today. Thanks for the reminder!

      • 🙂

  4. Hasel,
    Your words are profoundly encouraging and helpful to me. Thanks for your post. Happy New Year.

    • Betsy,
      Thank God for Holy Spirit who gives inspiration! You are most welcome. Happy New Fresh Start Year!

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