Your Word for This Day: “A BEGINNING: Start Again!”

Monday, January 11, 2016

“Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.” Mark 8:25

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Maybe you did not succeed in all that you had planned to achieve in 2015 and this has caused you some disappointment.  Don’t lose heart.  It is time to begin again.

There is an account of Jesus healing a blind man (See Mark 8:22-26).  At the first touch the man was not totally healed.  Jesus had to touch him again.

Wow!! We always think of Jesus as being picture perfect and truly He was and still is.  But, there is a reason for the Holy Spirit inserting that account in the Scriptures.  You see, my friend, the Bible is written for you and I, not for Jesus.

God wanted us to understand that Jesus was completely man just like you and I, but without sin.  We can read that account and take heart for ourselves when we have to begin again.

So as you enter 2016, remember that you will win some and you will lose some.  But, at the end of it all you will be successful because you would have refused to give up along the way.   Jesus never thought that he had failed.  He just touched the man again and the job was completed.  Do not dwell on the fact that you have not fulfilled your goal, just commit to start again. Touch again.

It is okay to begin again. To try again.  To launch out again.  Jesus did it.  We can do it.

A new year is a new opportunity for us to begin again.

Blessings, Diann J. Wilson

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