Due to a very eventful four to six weeks I have not been doing my usual updates. I had some family problems that needed my care and attention. All is much better now, its so easy to get caught up in negativity. Time to move on.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
We all know deep down the areas that we must change, maybe you are quick to anger, resulting in broken friendships and relationships, or maybe you lack faith and sit back thinking things will remain the same.
Whatever it maybe 2018 is the time for new growth.
Change doesn’t have to be something that flips your life upside down. Small changes work best. For example you want to lose weight, which seems to be an example we can all relate to…lol
Most people give up after a few days. Why?
Because they do to much to soon. Start small. Walk around the garden or walk the children to school. Walk to the corner shop or to a neighbors instead of using the car. These small changes may not seem like much at first but over a couple of weeks you will notice the difference.
Or maybe you want to have more faith. Instead of thinking you must spend hours in prayer. Start by saying a few prayers, while waiting in traffic, on the train, or in line at the department store. It may seem small but moments of prayer create peace, and the more you feel peace the calmer you become.
So in stressful situation where in the past you would worry or doubt you will find that you have a peace within to help you calm that storm.
I would like to wish you, your family and friends, health, success and happiness in 2018 and beyond. Remember that small things lead to big results.
Have an amazing weekend.
Rev J Martin
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Thanks for commenting on my photo blog. It’s quite old as in dark times I lost my passion for photography but I will get there again. Your book helped me start 2018 in a positive light. I wrote a reflection on 2017 on my personal blog https://laurenandlove.wordpress.com/.
Look forward to reading more of your writing.