Friday, March 2, 2012

New Beginnings

Wild Flowers
It is the time of New Beginnings

Another winter passes and with it,
    the vestiges of all things drab.
Spring is in the air and with it...
    the initiation of a new beginning.
The sights and sounds of Spring are everywhere!

Even smiles appear spontaneously on once forlorn faces.
It is the time of new beginnings.
No where is this more evident
    than in the lives of those who...
    with uplifted hands call on the name of Jesus.
The bible refers to Him as,
    "the name that is above every name".

There is a beauty and symmetry in God's divine plan.
Far too often, I've looked at the end,
    the results, and the final outcome.
I rush through life without really being aware...
    of a divine work in me.

There is something special with all things new:
    that new car smell.
    that newly decorated room.
    that fulfillment of receiving your education diploma.
    that excitement of a new job.
    that appreciation for a new bride or groom.
    that gratitude for the addition of a newborn into one's family.
    that hope of fulfilling one's purpose in a new journey.
It is the time of new beginnings.
Yes, there is something wonderful and...
    special about new beginnings.

New beginnings transcend across my emotions...
I feel it, think it, and believe it.
God gave new this quality.
It is the quality to touch...
    the very depths of who I am.

I hope you're experiencing newness.
I hope God is breathing new life...
    in facets of my life which were dormant.
Dormant from the harshness of disappointment...
    loss, and...

Hope that is seen is not hope...
    I have no need to hope for what I have.
I hope for what is coming.
New beginnings are coming, and I hope I am
    not only ready
    but appreciative
    of the process God chose to use in me.

A custom-made process..
    tailored by God specifically for me.
A custom-made suit is nice...
    but eventually will become tattered.
God's plan for me does not tatter or wear out;
    it remains fresh, new every morning.
It is the time of new beginnings.

Spiritual Sunday'sNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).


Celia M. c. said...

Beautiful Post!! New Beginnings are a wonderful think HE certainly has the master plan!! xo HHL

Pamela said...

Behold, I make all things new. I love the new me God gave me. I think it has something to do with the new, clean heart. :-)

Charlotte said...

Ah, I love this. As I'm getting older I realize that when I get something new it will probably be the last one - like a refrigerator, washing machine, etc. If I think about it very long I can almost get a little depressed. But new beginnings. We need to face every day like it is a new beginning, because it really is. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

New beginnings give hope. But one thing touched me in your poem--the thought that we rush through life to get to the end of what we have been waiting for and miss the work the Lord is doing in us presently. To rest in that present work is a new blessing in itself.