I’m sat in a little cafe it’s a greasy spoon!, it’s decor is historic but it’s service is perfectly quaint...
Earlier I sat with a mate of mine we were eating a breakfast that most wouldn’t manage but we dutifully polished off every morsel. . .
As we chewed our way through we chatted about the past. . .laughing at times remembering that when past events were occurring they seemed so crucial, but on reflection now appear trivial!. . .
It’s great having the past to reflect on its in some ways, critical for the future. . .
Isn’t life great!. . .
As my coffee cup level diminishes I’m contemplating my future!. . .
What will this coming year be like!. . .
What are the chances that I repeat last years mistakes!, what are the chances that I don’t achieve all the things that I say that I am going to achieve this year!.
Some say that there are no guarantees in life!. . .
At one time I would have agreed. . .not any more!. . .
You see I know that this year I will achieve . . .I know that at the end of 2022 I will be able to look back and see, change, growth and achievement. . .
“How can you be so sure” I hear you ask!. . .
‘Well!’. . .its like this. . .
My Father, has promised that from the moment I chose to believe in Him & His son Jesus. . .that life would never be the same. . .
He promised that His way of doing things was better than the way that I did things. . .
He promised that I would have life in all it’s fullness
He promised that I would have joy in my life
He promised me that if there were any obstacles in my way, He would show me how to overcome them
He has shown me how to be strong and courageous, because He promised that He would never ever leave me. . .
He promised that He would always Love me no matter what mistakes I made. . .
Therefore . . .although it is a new year I have no need to fear its challenges or anything that is evil. . . All I have to do is look forward to this years achievements. . .
You see!, my Father, although He is the creator of all things, is supremely perfect, majestic, holy, righteous, magnificent, all seeing and all knowing. . .He still, like any Father . .enjoys my enjoyment, enjoys my laughter and wants to, be part of my adventure in 2022. . .
But the best part is this. . .
Because my Father, my GOD, is for me, is with me, is on my side!. . .Who can stand against me? who is there that can stop me moving forward and enjoying life to the max?. . .”exactly!”. . .
(There’s those goosebumps again). .
‘So!’ . . .my coffee cup is now drained!, and I’m about to leave behind my uneven table, and white porcelain mug but as I reflect on last years cup of ‘life’ I can see that it is still over flowing. . .I can see that this year has the makings of a most excellent year. . .
Happy New Year Everyone. . .
And I hope that this year, you, like me… are looking forward to a year of adventure.