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AYRI- Adding Life To Year 29 (NEW)

October is month 2 on this journey and the word I’ve been focusing on is new. Jewish people celebrate their new year towards the end of September so October is the start of a new year and season unfolding for them.

A new month can begin a new season for us as well. New implies that it’s something we have not seen before, it’s different. New means change. New is often associated with lots of excitement and anticipation, however, there may be hesitance as well.

For us to move forward with the new, there are often old things we need to release so we free up space for what’s coming. It can often be very difficult to let go of the familiar and what we know to embrace the unknown new thing. Yet, it can be to our detriment when we do not welcome the new thing that God is doing preferring to stay in the comfort of what He has done.

We need to be reminded by God that as He ushers in a new season in our lives, we need to arise, put aside our fears, leave our failures and misgivings, and start to prepare ourselves for the new things that God has prepared. Ray Bevan

a globe resting on a rock reflecting the bridge seen in the distance

I’m encouraged to have an open heart to new things and I’ll put action behind the sentiment.

Adding Some New to Year 29- Practically

  • Spend time with God to build awareness of the new thing He is doing (Isaiah 43:19)
  • Release 1 thing that is preventing me from embracing my new
  • Start 1 new activity that brings me closer to achieving my goals

How can you add some new to your year?


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  1. Marjorie says:

    This is beautiful and so timely. As my husband and I celebrate 19 years together on this day I sense a newness to our relationship. Another great read. Looking forward to the devotional when it’s published?

    1. Thank you Marjorie. That’s great to hear! Congratulations! Haha, thank you for the kind words 🙂

  2. Another great read Tamika! I’m actually adding a couple new things to my life over the coming weeks. And I can’t wait to see how God will move in my life. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. Thank you too, Raquel. Praying your new things go well 🙂

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