HOPE FOR TODAY – Daily Readings
We’re all looking for something new; new life, new dreams, new possibilities. We crave renewed purpose and vitality. With the start of each new year, we begin again. We tell ourselves this year will be different, my marriage, my job, my finances, my friends, my health. But what if those things don’t change… worse yet, what if they do yet we still feel the same? Maybe what we’re really looking for, what we’re really craving is an anchor, an anchor for our souls. It turns out God has the very thing we’re all looking for!
Day 1 – January 7
*Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. *
As we begin our pursuit of NEW HOPE in 2019, let’s follow the instructions God gives us through the words of the Apostle Paul.
Say “goodbye” to the past and “hello” to the future. The word “forgetting” here means to change your focus, to be finished with, to be done with. So there you have it!
The secret God had revealed to Paul for dealing with regrets, failures, and sin is this – repent and put it behind you. Get it off of your back and out of your mind. Be washed clean by the powerful blood of Jesus and open the door to a new year!