Only Where God is Can There Be a New Beginning
"People cannot make a new beginning at all; they can only pray for one. where people are on their own and live by their own devices, there is only the old, the past. Only where God is can there be a new beginning. We cannot command God to grant it; we can only pray to God for it. And we can pray only when we realize that we cannot do anything, that we have reached our limit, that someone else must make the new beginning."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from prison, January 1944
My prayer this January 1 is that as we each make up our minds to commit to new and better, higher and holier things, we would all realize it is only by the power of the Gospel and the strength of the King in us that we hold any capacity to accomplish anything of value in 2014.
Without Jesus I am nothing.
Jesus, remind me of that daily this year.