The year 2013 has just begun and it is indeed a happy new year. However, we must bear in mind that it is already thirteen days old. Years come and years go but what is the message they give us. This is something that we must ponder about.
Perhaps last year you failed to study well and thereby displeased your parents as well as your teachers. This New Year is an opportunity to forget the bitter past and start afresh with positive energy. The Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Cease to dwell on the past. Look forward to a bright and better future by working in the present.
“Cease to dwell on days gone by and to brood over past history. Here and now God will do a new thing;…..”
Once an officer travelled along with his secretary – a young man, on an important official errand. While they were speeding up on at a sharp hairpin curve in the mountainous region, suddenly the car capsized and both were injured badly. After several weeks of hospitalization they rejoined work. Again they had to travel on a similar duty. The secretary, with his previous experience still fresh like a red light alarming his mind, hesitated to accompany the officer. The officer perfectly understood his frame of mind and comforted him saying, “Hey man! Remember not the dim past. Expect something exciting”.
Let us step into this New Year anticipating sacks filled with packs of surprises. Recall not to memory the bitter memories of the past but forget the bygone and step with a sense of positive energy.
A GENTLE REMINDER:
2 – Reminds us to ask two things of God. (Proverbs 30:7,8)
0 – Reminds us to begin this New Year with a clean slate (Isaiah 43:19)
1 – Reminds us that I have just one life to live
3 – Reminds us to appreciate three persons a day (Proverbs 25:11)
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