Sunday, January 11, 2015

Start Over

starting over.  starting afresh.  new beginning
The option is always available to us but January brings those hopes and goals more into focus.
I read this poem by Woodrow Kroll (of Woodrow Kroll Ministries) for the first time when visiting Debby @ My Favorite Things. 
It brought to mind one of my favorite Bible verses:

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
Micah 7:18

~more encouraging verses~

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 

The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Exodus 15:2 

He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.
Isaiah 40:29

11 comments:

podso said...

January does bring us a sense of renewal and fresh starts, doesn't it? Just like every morning is new. How our Creator knew what He was doing. Thanks for the good word this morning!

Tori Leslie said...

Great words!! How true, January brings a whole new start. Lovely reminder to leave 2014 behind and press on.

Lorrie said...

I love the thought that one can start each day or each year with a clean slate - God gives second chances all the time!

Adrienne said...

This touched my heart deeply. Thank you for sharing it. My first thought was that it relates to the word God gave my sweetheart and I for this year.
~Adrienne~

Melissa Bo said...

This is a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing!

Ann said...

What a wonderful poem. I like that. A very uplifting post

Lea said...

Great inspiration for the beginning of this new year! Have a wonderful new week!

lindsey said...

This is a great reminder to us to allow God to take control of our lives and to rely on His leading and wisdom. Thank you Lorraine

Just a little something from Judy said...

What great joy and peace these verses bring to my Monday morning! Love that you shared them and that we can claim them! Thank you Lorraine!

Happy Monday to you!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Awesome poem and great scripture verses to ponder. I find myself cleaning out ....purging....this January of 2015. Plus ....I'll be celebrating a milestone birthday next week!

Debby Ray said...

Lorraine, thank you for using the poem and the link back to my post. It is beautiful the way you displayed it on your blog too. The poem really has spoken to so many hearts! I love the scripture references you used as well. Happy Monday! :)

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