Happy ReNEW Year!

Sunday, January 06, 2013 Posted by Joline

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My memory verse for the week. Or rather, the year.

Isaiah 43:18-19 tells 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 the streams in the wasteland."

That's good stuff.

On January 15 of last year, I shared the following blog-votional with you about taking on challenges.

Why share it with you again? Because 2012 was a great year for me. Only, this morning, while reading the verse in Isaiah, I realized that NEW, for me, means I can not linger and lean on the accomplishments and successes of 2012, but rather, I must challenge myself NOT to rest on laurels. What seemingly unimaginable experiences God has in store for this year?  I read "forget the former things" as a challenge for me to look ahead to what God would have in store for me THIS YEAR, rather than relying on what has already become.

And, once again, I will surround myself with accountability partners to do so. Advisers. Challengers. Encouragers.

What's on your plate for 2013? Are you trying to go it alone???? Or have you chosen wise men and women to walk with you on your journey?

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