Imagine finding the feather of an eagle on the ground. Imagine seeing the eagle fly so close. If you love eagles like myself, you will feel in awe. I found the feather of the white bellied sea eagle sometime last year. I never expected to find one again on the 1st day of the new year. Perhaps, it’s a foreshadowing that this is the year to soar.
It almost looks effortless as they soar in the sky.
What does it mean to soar? The Mirriam-Webster dictionary has 4 description. My favorite is, “to rise to majestic stature”. If you have fallen behind, it’s time to draw close to the Lord again. If you draw close to Him, He will draw close to you. The only way to learn His ways is to become close to Him and spend time with Him.
May this new year be the year that we all take that step to get to know our Abba Father more.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
It feels like only yesterday that I tore the last page of the calendar for the month of September but here we are already to step into December. The moment you reach September, time seems to move a lot faster. It’s as if the earth moves faster just to reach the next cycle.
It’s normal to feel uncertain as the year draws to an end. I won’t even get to the resolutions because I doubt that many can even meet half of their new year resolutions. So, don’t write up new year resolutions. Be guided by God in a daily basis.
If you know that you know that God has put a dream in your heart to pursue, baby steps is the key. My pastor once said that if God is the one who ordered it, He will pay for it. So, do not doubt His provision for your life. Just trust in His timing. Yes, you read it right. Things may not happen the way we want it and timing might be off (according to our plans) but God’s timing is best. Trust Him as you step into the near year and dream with Him.
6 “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. 7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. 8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”