2017 has arrived, and with it comes the hope and promise of new things. Last year was a year of things been torn down and pruned out of my life, so it’s time to go back to the Word of God to see what He has to say to me at the beginning of this new year – and I don’t believe it is just for me, I think it is for many people. You included.
“A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:3-4
The last couple of years have seen things killed and torn down. I have shed an ocean of tears, and grieved over so many broken dreams. And while the grieving process is far from completed – we have to allow God to do the healing after the tears and heartache, in His time and in His way.
This is a year for healing, for rebuilding and for laughing. Maybe a bit of dancing along the way? I would love a chance to do a Strictly type of thing – quite fancy myself in some of the sequin dresses and sparkly make up, being tipped back in the arms of a Dance Master Professional! Movie week! Argentine Tango! Bring on the dancing!!
This is my Word for the year ahead, the Word I shall cling to throughout the process, the Word I shall trust God to accomplish in my life, as He brings a sense of stability and new dreams, the Word which will allow me to walk by God’s side: strong, upright and not slouching in heels, or flats, or bare feet!
Apparently life begins for me this year, for as they say: life begins at 40! It definitely feels that way as I stand here, reflecting back on what has gone, and looking forward at the year ahead of me.