A New Year and a Fresh Start

Today is the first Thankful Thursdays of the year and I’m excited about reading all the links that will be shared over the next few days. I normally don’t plan these posts in advance because I’d rather wait and see what God shows me in either my Bible reading, from a sermon I’ve heard or something that I’ve experienced and then write about it on Wednesday. On Sunday while listening to a sermon that was living streaming, the Lord showed me today’s post; a feather could have knocked me over when I heard the message My Stewardship for 2016. Today, I’m thankful for a New Year and Fresh Start.

We are stewards of the time that God has given each of us and how we spend it matters. We have been given a New Year and a Fresh Start so we can serve Him. frogslilypad.net

A New Year and a Fresh Start


We are not promised tomorrow (Proverbs 27:1, James 4:13-17) and because of that, we should live life to the fullest for the Lord. When we walked through the door of 2016, we were blessed. We were given another day, another year to serve the Lord. While there will be some who won’t see the end of this year and maybe not see the end of this week, they were given the opportunity to know 2016. What we will do with our time matters.

A lot of churches spend the month of January teaching on stewardship – tithing. But you know, our money is not the only thing we are a steward of. Time, we are stewards of the time that God has given each of us and how we spend it matters. Was last year spent not doing what the Lord wanted from us? Don’t be discouraged if you said yes because we have a new year and fresh start to work more on spending our time wisely and serving the Lord.

I’m thankful God saw fit to give me a New Year and Fresh Start so I can serve Him. While I may not know what my day holds, there is one thing I do know, God knows every in and out of the days I’m going to face. I have to be willing to allow Him to work through me.

With the Lord’s help, we can be good stewards of 2016.


Join me in praying the Lord will help guide us throughout the new year.

Dear Lord, I pray that you will help me to focus on the things of you. That you will allow me the time I have to be about your business. Father, while I don’t know what my future holds, I do know that you are already there and know everything about it. Lord, I pray that you will find me faithful and peaceful when I face those moments you have planned for my life. In Jesus' precious name, Amen.

19 comments

  1. New year, new start - and mercies that are new every morning!
    Blessings on your 2016!

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  2. Amen! I'm incredibly grateful for this new year, new start, and His new mercies, as well.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder that 2016, is indeed, a fresh start. Thank you for the opportunity to share and make new friends in the link-up too. Wishing you an incredible start to this new year!

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  4. Time really is precious. How we use is it speaks volumes. Don't you love living under grace. New beginnings. Clean Slates. Fresh Starts. Blessings to you in 2016!

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  5. Thank you for hosting so graciously, Lori! I love what Beth Moore says about the challenges we face...that we think we have to fight them with old strength. But no: we get new strength for each day, and bright hope for tomorrow! Blessings of strength and hope to you in your new year, fresh start!

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  6. Happy New Year! May you and yours be blessed this year!

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  7. Hi, Michele. I pray you have a blessed new year!

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  8. Hi, Jed. You're welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your family more through your website.

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  9. Thank you, Deb. I pray you have a blessed new year.

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  10. Hey, Elizabeth. I love the thought of not fighting with old strength. I'm so thankful for new strength each day.

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  11. Hey, Jessy! Thank you, I pray you all have a wonderful year.

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  12. Amen Lori! I am thankful that you are back and sharing such a wonderful reminder that God has a us here for a reason. Cherish the opportunity to do his will and be an impact for His glory. Blessings to you and yours in 2016!

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  13. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2016!

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  14. Thank you, Horace. It is a blessing to hear from those who are blessed from my writing, but it is also a blessing to receive encouragement from you and other readers.- Thank you! I pray you have a blessed new year.

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  15. Thank you, Claudia. I pray you and your family have a blessed year!

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  16. Thanks Lori, I am thankful the Lord let me see another year. I trust that I will please Him every day of 2016! Love you!

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  17. Thanks, Mom, I love you too.

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  18. Hi Lori! Happy New Year, friend! I am looking ahead with you and ready to receive any moment God is willing to give :-)
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  19. Happy New Year, Lori! I pray the Lord blesses you and your family with beautiful moments.

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