Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year

Now that 2009 is history, we focus on those things which are ahead of us. The past is something we learn from in order to live a more successful life today and in the future. We can learn from the good and the bad without carrying the burden of guilt, shame or regret for those things we can do nothing about. The best way to demonstrate true repentance for the mistakes we made is to not do them again. Jesus often exhorted those He forgave to "go and sin no more". That is what we must do in 2010. "Go" (continue to move forward in faith, trusting that we are forgiven and cleansed) and make the necessary corrections so that as we go forward we "sin no more". It is a clear Biblical principle that as followers of Christ, we can live without continuing to sin. Thank God for the gift of forgiveness and the power to begin again! Let's use this new year, new decade as a marker in our life for fresh starts. Success comes to those who fail and get back up to go again...and again...and again. You and I can, and must, WIN IN 2010!!! I would say "Good Luck" but we all know that there is no such thing. Instead we say, "God Bless You! for that is reality.