How are you moving into 2023?

At the beginning of the year, I usually ask, “How will you walk into the coming year? I had surgery in 2022 and may be looking at surgery in 2023. So, my walk has become a limp, and the cane has become my friend. I named her Maybell!

But nevertheless, the question remains, how you and I have is how will we move into 2023?

There will be decisions to make that may determine the remainder of 2023 or even the remainder of your life. The questions I have are; 

1.) Who will you follow? 

2.) Whose advice will you take and trust?

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

I’ve believed in God’s way of life for a long time, but like many, I didn’t always follow His instructions. God’s way of life is not always easy, but His way is still the best. The consequences are often grave when we don’t obey and trust Him. 

No, we will not always understand, but we can trust God to do what He says in His word.

Please consider these words and prove them to yourself as you move into 2023!

Be Blessed, and Be Present

Darlene J. Harris

4 thoughts on “How are you moving into 2023? Leave a comment

  1. Sorry to hear about your recent surgery. Praying for your total and complete healing . I’ve got a cane also but I haven’t named her. Trying to be weaned off of it. I’ve got shoulder replacement surgery that was scheduled for December 23 but was canceled due to the sub zero and snow and it’s been rescheduled for next month, 🙏🏾✝️❤️‼️

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  2. Darlene, this is a very good question. I’ve been moving closer to a more intimate fellowship with God in my morning devotions. Reading, journaling, prayer over my list early has been drawing me into deeper healing of old wounds. It wasn’t my original intention but it’s what appears to be happening. In my 70s now it’s a time of looking back with a healthier perspective. One I never thought I’d have. No, time doesn’t heal all wounds but God does when you let him. I’m adding this poem I wrote. I hope you like it. It’s called “Sometimes”.

    Sometimes, Father God

    Sometimes in my anger and arrogance, I want to march into Your presence and just tell You how I feel about the way things seem to be handled in my life.
    Sometimes You let me.

    Sometimes I want to rush into Your presence and fall on my face and just cry my heart out.
    Sometimes You let me.

    Sometimes I approach You with all my demands, requests, and lengthy petitions.
    Sometimes You let me.

    Sometimes I just want to tell You I’m sorry for being such a putz and can You just hold me for a while?
    And You always let me.

    Then I notice that You have saved all my rants, all my tears, all my recriminations, all my demands, and lengthy petitions, all carefully there in Your lap.

    I no longer wonder if You love me, just why?

    I may never understand that till I see You face to face, but can I just say thank You right now?

    When I grow up, I want to be just like You.


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