2 Corinthians 3:12, 18
“Since we have such hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face….And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”
Out with the old, in with the new…Bring on new beginnings…Let’s put this year to bed.
I could go on and on with phrases often said to ring in the New Year. As I reflect on those I hear most I wonder…should we really focus on dumping all that 2020 brought us? We have faced a lot of common struggles this year and we did this with faces veiled as a means of protection for us and those around us. In a sense we were transformed into the same image, faces covered with emotions outpouring from our eyes above the mask line.
A fresh new year is a very exciting concept, our reality though is the moment that clock strikes midnight, not much will have changed. There are however, things that you can do to ensure your 2021 begins fresh, new and blessed! Tonight, the noise makers will be limited, crowds will be via zoom and things will seem eerily quiet and different…an opportunity for “Perfect Peace”?
In that moment why not, open your heart to Hope in God; make a resolution to Act with great boldness in the coming year; look beyond the mask and see the Glory of the Lord in yourself and those around you; pray to our Heavenly Father to allow the Holy Spirit to move and transform you, filling your heart with “Perfect Peace”.
Reflect on 2020 and thank God for everything the year brought you, in the loss, thank God for compassion; in the financial struggle, thank God for Wisdom; in the loneliness, thank God for His Love; and in the Joy thank God for the fullness of your heart.
My heart feels extremely full as I reflect and see how God has used the happenings of 2020 to pull me closer to Him. As I ring in 2021 I will welcome the year with the grace of God; openness in my heart and mind; and a willingness to surrender my own expectations and walk in the light of His will.
I wish a brand New Shiny Year to you and your families! I will be praying for you to look beyond the struggles of 2020 and ring in the blessings that were given to you and carry them with you at 12:01!
With Love and Perfect Peace,