New Year Journey

We now begin the journey into a new year. It’s a letting go of certain things and an embracing of the new that God has for us.

I think of Paul’s words here:

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord … Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:8,13-14

I look at this photo of a rugged, craggy mountain. A lot like life sometimes. Difficulties and obstacles will come our way. But look at the green places all along the way to the top. We are like a saguaro cactus on the side of this hill marching onward and upward. But let me tell you, the view all along the way is magnificent.

And that’s how it is for us. God gives us amazing views of His majesty and gives us a place to rest just when we need it most.

I have a few resolves as I journey into the new year – stay close to my Lord, open His Word and live in His promises, and keep running the race He has set before me. I have a lot of plans in my heart, but I entrust them to my Lord, and look to Him to lead and guide me every step of the way.

My prayer for you is that you will cultivate a rich, intimate, vibrant relationship with the Lord through quiet time alone with Him.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Title: Rugged Mountain
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  • Description: Craggy mountainside in Phoenix, AZ
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 12/29/13
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, 12-24mm lens
  • Photoshoot: Along the highway to Phoenix, AZ.
  • Post-Processing: Photoshop, Nik Software
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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