God is calling me to a new place. He has been calling me there for a long while. I have gone for brief visits. I have not yet gone there to stay. He is holding out His hand to me. He wants to lead me forward. New year. New territory. I will not go there alone. God will not only lead me there. He will be with me there. A new day. A new year. My new life in Christ. Will I let go of the familiar and go where God is calling? The choice is mine.
I was told you will equip me for that which you call me to do. Lord, please equip me. Please help me. You know how much I have held onto the past, and it has hurt like hell. Please forgive me for not coming when you call. Forgive my disobedience. Help me to obey. Help me to walk forward. A new place. New faces. New challenges. So much that is new. But you are not.
You have been there with me all along. In fact, you told me over the past few days you were even there when I was enduring something no human should have to endure. You have always been there, Lord, and you always will be. I won’t have to go to this new place alone. You will lead me there. And you will be with me there. I will never be alone. We will be together. Lord, help me. I want to come when you call. You are calling me now. Lead me, Lord. Take me to this new place.
I am like a frightened child. I am not just like one. I am one. I am your child. You will keep me safe. You will hide me in the shelter of your love. God? Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. I’m taking your hand, God. We’ll walk hand in hand together. I am safe in your shadow. I am safe in your embrace. I am in your heart forever. You created me. You will not forsake me. Let’s go. Let’s go to the new place. My answer is Yes, God. Yes, let’s go to the new place. New year, new territory. Make me new in you, Lord. I don’t want to bring my old self. I want to be the woman you created me to be. New. In this New Year. In a new place. With a new attitude. Thank you, Lord. Thank you. Thank you. Amen.