Thursday, December 31, 2015


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,
I press toward the mark for the prize
 of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

Forgetting ills behind me, the sorrows past and gone,
Forgetting all my wanderings, too sad to dwell upon,
Remembering God’s great goodness, in times of stress and strain,
Remembering His restorings, I praise my God again.

Forgetting all my doubtings, which dimmed faith’s vision bright,
Forgetting all the earth-clouds, the darkness, gloom and night,
Remembering God’s bright sunshine, and radiance of His face,
Remembering His long patience, I praise my God for grace.

Forgetting all unkindness which friends and foes have shown,
Forgetting and forgiving the wrongs that I have known,
Remembering God provided, unsought, each faithful friend,
Remembering love’s devotion, I’ll praise Him to the end.

Forgetting my repinings when disappointments came,
Forgetting all the murmurings which filled my soul with shame,
Remembering God was ever true to His Holy Word,
Remembering He was faithful, I praise my sovereign Lord.
Author Unknown


Here we are at the beginning of another year. 
It may be filled with blessings or problems. 
What a  precious promise we have from our Heavenly Father 
that He knows what is ahead and 
He will be there with us through it all.
What could be more wonderful than to know that the
God who sent His Son to earth to die for our sins
so that we would be able to live with Him forever,
 also loves us enough to be right at our side
through every trial and problem we face.

 In a world of uncertainty Jesus is the only solid foundation
 upon which we can build and live our life.

So as the New Year begins,
let us forget the problems and sadness of the past and with Paul
look forward to what God is going to do for us in the coming year.
 We can face life without fear if we place our future in His hands
and remember that He has never failed us in the past.

Forget the past with all its problems and sadness and
remember that God has never failed us in the past
and we can trust Him with our future 
because He is already there.

And thou shalt remember all the way 
which the LORD thy God led thee...
Deuteronomy 8:2 

Happy New Year
to all !


  1. Amen sis, the LORD alone can be trusted with our future, we must keep " Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Fininsher of our faith," for wiht our hands in His and we are also in the hand of the Father, thus int he safest hands of all..
    Hugs and every blessing of the LORD in 2016, Shaz in Oz.x

  2. Hello sweet Mehril! I hope that you also had a wonderful New Year's celebration and that the Lord will continue to pour out His rich blessings on you and your family all year. We are SO very blessed to say the least. God has given us so much (physically as well as spiritually) and this is why I call my blog "My Cup Runneth Over" because I really feel that it speaks of my life in general. God has given us so much more than what we deserve. Our salvation is the most precious gift, and you cannot put a price on it. What He paid for our salvation leaves me in AWE of Him. We are truly blessed.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. There's a little glitch with how you linked them. It's not a big deal, but at some point you and I can chat (either on the phone or through email) and I can help you work this out so that your cards are linked properly. We will work it out, my friend. But for now, thank you so much for sharing your God-given talents with us. He is SO GOOD to us to give us this fun craft and allow us to fellowship with our Sister in the Lord as we share our love for crafting.

    Have a wonderful week, and please keep in touch. God bless you always, my dear friend and sister.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. What a wonderful, uplifting and heartfelt post. You have encouraged me dear Sister! Thank you so much! Bonne Année! x

  4. Good Morning,Mehrll.
    This was such an encouragement to my heart after spending precious time in the Word of God this morning. Right now I am enjoying the book of Philippians and gaining a better perspective of the joy Paul had during those imprisonment days. His heart was certainly graced with the right attitude no matter his circumstances.
    Your post here is lovely, and tenderly written from your heart, Thank you.
    You have given us much to ponder on as this New Year begins.
    May we be found faithful doing as the Lord chooses for our individual lives.

    Love and prayers~ Debbie