New Beginnings

Saturday Morning Devotional

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New Beginnings At School

As a new school years begin, they always seems like new beginnings.  For some, it is just a break and then a continuation to get to a finished goal (graduation).  For others, it is a new school, new teachers, new friends, and all gradebooks start over for them. It is definitely a fresh start!

It has been nice to see many of my students around the school as they prepare to come back next week. They will come with new clothes, supplies, smiles, attitudes, and goals.  Many of them are determined to have a better academic year than they did last year.  They are using this new beginning to truly start fresh.

Spiritual New Beginnings

Have you ever thought that this is how our spiritual life works also?  We can be coasting along spiritually and after a while feel like we are stuck.  Sometimes we need a Spiritual Refresh.  In times like these, it is so important to have new beginnings spiritually.  We may go to a retreat, find a Bible study, rest from our busyness, or just find more time to truly worship the Lord.

One of my favorite scriptures talks about new beginnings.  I actually have this scripture printed on every page of my daily planner.  What an inspiration it is!

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”  Isaiah 43:18-19a  

New Beginnings Quote

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Is it time for new beginnings for you? Wherever you are or whatever situation you find yourself in, you can start over.  Take time to refresh yourself, your goals, your attitude, and draw close to the Lord.  He is going to do something new.

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  1. Love this post Susan – it read it just at the right time because I have been feeling bogged down, wanting to move forward but not having the energy. I think the big problem is I am focusing on the past, just like you shared. Thank you for this message – I am really looking forward to God starting something new in my life!

    1. Thank you for sharing this! I am in the same place right now. It is almost like an overwhelmed paralysis. I am trusting the Lord and trying to power through. Thanks for your encouraging words!

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