Monday, September 10, 2012

New Beginnings ...


This is certainly a season of new beginnings for me. I can speak of many, including prayerfully and peacefully leaving one church body and finding another closer to our new home. A new school year is upon us, as is also my annual work cycle. We have a new ministry season beginning at many churches, which for me includes new beginnings to studies and small groups. From a health point of view, after recently battling a bit of a virus, I'm looking forward again to getting back to eating healthy and taking care of my body with regards to exercise again.

However more significantly, over the summer due to many factors, my mantra of being on "His Path, Daily", turned more to weekly. Partly due to logistics and my ability to be involved in my former church body, however a much greater reason was simple choice.

In response, I've begun taking the step-approach to increasing my prayer life. Step 1, pray; there are no further steps.


So on the way to work, I pulled over, got out of the car on this beautiful morning, watched a few moments of the sunrise with my coffee, and  just thanked Him for something He knows much about; the opportunity for new beginnings.

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV)
My road this coming year may end up feeling like a newly paved black top highway, or it may seem more like I94 through Detroit during rush hour. Whatever path it is, I pray I will recognize it as His (and not one I try to call my own) and will use it for His Glory.


Getting back to His Path, Daily ... again :)

Loving you all and Him, and praying for whatever new beginnings you are facing,
~Matthew

2 comments:

Tammy said...

Very inspirational. It's so easy to get off track, and hard to get back on it sometimes. It's time for me to do some serious soul searching and get back on track myself.

Donna Schultz said...

You bless me with your words. Know that there are others, like me, on the path with you.

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