Good morning sisters!
The start of a new year is an exciting time! We start new Bible plans, we’re consistent in our prayer time, we’re going to the gym, we’re making strides on the new things we want to read and learn. However, now it’s mid-March, and this is usually the time that it happens. The new year doesn’t feel so “new” anymore, and all the “new year momentum” that we have starts to fade away. This is the time when discipline and consistency seem like they’re getting buried in the minutia of everyday life and old habits come knocking at our doors.
However, I want to encourage you with a word that the Lord gave me a few days ago.
“What you did create momentum is what you need to do to keep it.” This is not the time to dial back, it’s the time to buckle down and recommit your mind and heart to things that the Lord has called you to do this year.
Galatians 6:9 tells us to “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
It’s so easy to feel like a winner at the beginning of the year when all your grand ideas are before your and it feels like a new beginning, but don’t be fooled. The new year is not the only time we get a new beginning. Lamentations 3:23 says that Gods mercies are new every morning!
So, grab ahold of the fresh grace of God and start again! If you've fallen off track, don’t waste another second because this morning you can get back up and keep going after it. Start again!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.