Such a freedom I have found in You. You're the healer who makes all things new, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm not going back, I'm moving ahead.
Here to declare to You my past is over in You
All things are made new. Surrendered my life to Christ
I'm moving, moving forward,
You have risen with all power in Your hands. You have given me a second chance. Hallelujah, hallelujah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh I'm not going back, I'm moving ahead. Here to declare to You my past is over in You. All things are made new, surrendered my life to Christ I'm moving, moving forward.
Singing You make all things new. Yes You make all things new. And I will follow You forward, Oh
You make all things new. Yes You make all things new. and I will follow You forward.
These are the lyrics to gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton. The title of the song is: "Moving Forward." Most people are familiar with the phrase, "Keep it Moving." Well indeed that was the sentiment of the Apostle Paul when he said:"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before," (Philippians 3:13). We have to have a spirit of expectancy. The past is behind us and there is nothing that we can do about it. But we can glean from our mistakes and ask God to give us the vision for our future.
Here are a few tips to help get the ball rolling. The Righteous fall seven times according to Scripture, but they get up and get back in line again, they keep moving forward. Whoever said, "Procrastination is the thief of time, " was right. We keep postponing, promising ourselves we'll do better. Be honest, how many of last year's resolutions did you keep? This year do things differently. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. For The Year!
In other words, make them:
(S)pecific: Get up earlier in order to read your Bible and pray before going to work. Make time for your family. Exercise. Eat right. Take care of your body; it's God's temple (See 1Corinthians 6:19-29).
(M)oderate: Tackling more than one project at a time dilutes your focus and makes it harder to stick with. when When you start too much you finish too little. Start small and build on you successes by mastering and maintaining ont thing at a time (See Php. 3:13).
(A)chieveable: Don't try to swallow the whole elephant in one bite. Baby steps are the name of the game. Talk in terms of what you will do instead of what you won't. For example, instead of saying, "I'm not going to be so critical," say, "Today I'm going to look for something good in everybody I meet" (See Php. 4:8).
(R)ecordable: You can't manage what you can't measure. Documenting your progress (or lack of it!) makes you accountable, shows how for you've come and what you need do work on.
(T)ime-specific: Review your goals weekly (or daily if you"re struggling). That way you can trouble-shoot early, and change direction when necessary. The Bible says, "Throw yourself into your tasks so......everyone will see your progress" (1Ti 4:15 NLT). Come on, make up your mind, get up off the couch and go for it!
Happy New Year!
Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers"