2017 ... dreaming ahead
Yesterday I was sorting through my photographs taken through 2016 ....
I had hundreds ...
Great memories of travelling the country roads & highways of Australia. Visiting towns and meeting people I never have before. Time with family & friends ... memories, as the old song goes.
Looking back is great.
We learn. We appreciate. We reflect.
But ... what about tomorrow ... what about 2017.
I believe God has a 'dream', a 'task, a 'plan' for each one of our lives. Every year has meaning in God's currency and He wants all of our lives to count and be fruitful.
Some people get 'stuck' in things that are over, relationships that are toxic, activities that have had their 'season' and are no longer as effective and fulfilling.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." (Proverbs 16:3)
I'm excited about 2017.
There's so many new adventures to be experienced.
What about you?
But, I've had doubts, I've questioned whether what I'm doing for God is right or just my own desires. Amanda & I talk often about what God is saying to us & making sure we're following HIS will as we've been driving down the Hume, up the Pacific or out the New England.
God can heal broken hearts & restore the ground that has been taken from you. He is your biggest supporter and fan. When everyone & everything else is pushing you down & holding your past up ... God says 'I have forgiven you. I want to restore you and reenergise you'.
Talk to someone you trust & you know is strong in faith. Pray, read the word, fill your heart and spirit with truth ... I can't wait to hear what God does in your life in 2017