By Candace Boggan

Moving Forward in the New Year

Welcome back my friends, and Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. I won’t spend too much time today looking back over 2016, as my goal this time around, is to focus more on the future. However, I will start off by saying, “That I am grateful for so many wonderful opportunities last year.” It was filled with both highs and lows, and everything else in between. I had a pretty eventful schedule that took me to 7, really 8 (technically St. Maarten and St. Martin are separate,) different countries, not including my US travels. It was quite a ride. I also worked on a wide range of domestic and international projects that enabled me to explore various cultures and cities. I met many great people along the journey, and experienced God in some new and incredible ways. Additionally, I learned a lot about the Lord, myself and others. As a result, I have compiled some useful information below that I’d like to share with all of you- as you move forward.

I’ve listed eight things that I will take with me on the journey this year, and prayerfully all others to come. My hope is that this list will also inspire you along your path. .

Staying in Step

  1. I will continue to let my faith trump my fears.
  2. I will continue to be open to however God wants to do things.
  3. I will continue to give the majority of my time and energy to activities and relationships that are purposeful and positive.
  4. I will continue to believe John 10:10, which states, “…..I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
  5. I will continue to trust God’s leading, even when it doesn’t make sense to me- because I know that He sees what I am unable to see.
  6. I will continue to confess scripture over my problems, issues, setbacks and concerns, because they are far more powerful than my complaints.
  7. I will continue to pursue peace.
  8. I will continue to have a heart full of gratitude, because I understand that it is the seed to more. Psalm 22:3 says that God “inhabitest the praises…,” therefore our gratitude and worship invites God into our situations.

I pray that these 8 things have blessed and encouraged you!

I’ve also included a few pictures from my 2016 travels for you to enjoy. Behold the beauty of God’s creation all around, as you view them. God bless you and keep you this 2017 year. Remember- Forward movement for the win!

 

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2 responses

  1. Lynn Dubose

    Thank you!. This list has inspired me. I will read it often for encouragement and keep me moving forward!!!

    Lynn DuBose lyndubose@aol.com

    January 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    • That’s awesome to hear, Lynn!! Thank you for your continued support and may Gob bless your future endeavors!

      January 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm

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