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A New Way

The Lord says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history. Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 CEB

What goals or dreams do you have for the New Year? Is it possible to see these dreams achieved? We often become discouraged because we don’t reach our goals or we make resolutions and become ashamed because we don’t keep them. January finds us in the gym, and by the end of February we’ve tapered off and the desire is no longer new and fresh. Our goal to write a book, to make the football team, to have a venue for your artwork, to see a marriage restored or to see a wayward child return may seem stymied by circumstances.

God, I believe wants us to dream. But He wants to be included in those dreams. Talk to Him about your goals and plans and whatever wild ideas you may have. And ask Him:

  • Is this goal/dream/plan/idea a Biblical one? Is there any part of it that would violate Your word?
  • Is this in Your will for my life?

Another good thing to ask might be: Is this an impossible goal or task? If it is, that is a good sign as well. Why? Because God loves doing the impossible. That way He gets the glory.

So don’t be afraid to dream big dreams, to ask God for the impossible and what you may feel are insurmountable goals.

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Prayer:

Dear Lord,  I want to follow you in all I do and accomplish the dreams you have for me. 

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