Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Looking Forward

September for me often seems like a new beginning, maybe because it is the start of a new school year it feels like time to begin again, another new year. This September has very much been the start of a new chapter as my youngest has started school, so routines have changed again. I had anticipated that I would feel quite lost with her at school full time but life has been so busy I have hardy had time to notice! Although when there is a spare moment, it seems far too quiet!

Over the last month I have said, on numerous occasions, that I can't believe how quickly this last year has gone. When I look back and think about certain things happening, I can't believe it was a year ago. I can't believe it was a year ago that God told me that something big was about to happen in my life as He gave me a picture of a wave crashing to the shore. 

In January, I gave a lot of thought to the title of my blog and felt it was right for that title to be 'With Every Sun Comes A New Day'. I could sit here and go back over the past year and ask why? But that would bring nothing new, it would take me nowhere. If I keep looking over my shoulder I am pretty certain that I will be going in the wrong direction!  
As I look forward to each new day I am looking forward to a new beginning. What opportunities has God got in store for me today? How might I be a blessing to others and how might I be blessed? 

I know it isn't always easy to be enthusiastic about the day ahead, however if I view the day as another opportunity to do things the right way, to be thankful, to be excited about the newness of the day...a day that has never been trod before.

So today, it will be my intention to look forward. I may glance back over my shoulder, but I will not dwell, instead I will do my best to learn from the days that I have trod not so well.
As I walk this new day, I shall stand on the promise that God will bring good and at the end of the day I know that there will be at least one good thing I can say thank you for.

'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.'
Romans 8:28 (New International Version)