A BRAND NEW YEAR
Like a crisp green leaf,
Like the fresh morning dew,
Like a butterfly’s first flight,
Is the year anew.
Like a clean chalkboard,
Like a canvas white,
Like an incomplete post,
Is the year excite.
Like a song yet sung,
Like a sandwich not bitten,
Like a blank sheet of paper,
Is the year unwritten.
Make it beautiful!
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.
(Proverbs 3:5-12 – The Message Bible)
Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.
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