This is the first day of the first month to a new year and during this time most people look for a fresh start and make life changing decisions. I first want to acknowledge our Lord and Savior for allowing us to even see this day and also thank you Lord for keeping us and carrying us through 2019 and bringing us into the year 2020.
A week or so ago I heard the Lord say ‘reflection’ but I never heard him say what needed to be penned down , this morning I heard it again . Reflection has many meanings by the dictionary but what stands out for me is 1) the image given back by a reflecting surface and 2) an effect produced by an influence.
As I look in the mirror I see a woman that has carried a lot of baggage , hurt , pain and disappointment. But I also see that same woman growing from all of that and placing all she has in the capable hands of God. The year 2019 was filled with many days of pain sorrow and tears . I lost my dad and it totally devastated my heart , although he is gone on to be with the Lord I just felt like it was too soon. I hadn’t even began to grieve when I was given the position to carry on his legacy as the leader of his flock. I was not happy about this at all! I just kept thinking this has got to be a mistake I mean God surely doesn’t want me leading people. I tried rationalizing that yes I was his assistant but my skill set is “worship” not pastor , hmm God has other plans.
I know the road ahead will be filled with a lot but I can do all things through Christ because he is the light and he knows whats best for me!
Take some time and reflect back to those places in your life where nothing was going right and then ask God to lead and direct you now as you embark into a new beginning . I heard a minister say this morning that your insight is far better than your eyesight ….. that reached me instantly ! We have a tendency to always go by what we see and never take time to think about the situation or circumstance before moving or acting on it. You can never see clearly if you cant see what’s really in front of you , it’s time to reflect .
God bless and keep you and your loved ones as this new season begins.
Love and Blessings… XOXO