A New Year

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14


It could happen like this:


As the number advances by one

No magic can make appear

So sudden a new year.


To be sure, as there will be strife,

A new relationship with Christ

Will boldly guarantee a new life.



Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

[Again] Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 


And, again possibly, like this:

“My son, where have you been?”

*I have been looking high and low for God*

“And did you find Him?”

*As I rode back and forth,

He knocked me from my horse

Giving me new life,

As I gave to Him my faith. *

–Anonymous [but it may have been Martin Luther]


Please do use earphones for a very unique effect.

12 thoughts on “A New Year”

    1. Amen, David. He has unhorsed me more than a few times. I now find it more prudent to walk…closely behind Him as He leads.
      Blessings to you also through this year, brother!

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  1. Last year I took a run at the new year. This year I was sneaking in under the radar but it already found me.
    I’m just trusting God for what He has this year G.W.
    I hope your year will be full of Grace

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    1. Yes, sir, Gary. Sounds familiar to me. I feel a little more detached from the world and its business, but not the people. I don’t know the future, but I know it’s more out of whack than at any time history has ever seen. The key is it covers the whole world, not regions only. Like a giant fog of poison is being dragged over the earth like a cloud and too many are inhaling it making them lose the little reason they had just a few years ago. Won’t be sorry when it’s my time to go, but in the meantime, I’m praying for the people of this world like a man on a mission.
      Praying the Lord give you and your family God’s grace and peace this coming year!

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