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Moving Forward

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


It’s the end of the year, only a few days left. It seems like the year only lasts a few months because so much happens all at once that it’s hard to keep track of the days. I must sit down and ponder what happened this year.


One thing is for sure, I want to stay focused on the day and yet keep my heart set on what God may have in store for the future. I wouldn’t say this will be a New Year Resolution because I’m better at a day-by-day approach to life. I really don’t want to keep dragging my past into the next year. I’d like to move forward into the new and that is something I can do today.


So, if you are like me, it’s okay to set a goal for a minute and accomplish it because the days go by fast and before you know it a new goal can be set, especially when we have the Lord to talk to and His strength to move forward, minute-by-minute, and step-by-step.


I know that God wants us to be in a close relationship with Him, and the closer we are we will sense His grace as He leads us forward one breath at a time.


Heavenly Father, thank You for this year of trials and joy, thank You that You never leave us nor forsake us. It is with great humility that I can be called Your child and that You are my future with each beat of my heart.


This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.



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