Jaime’s note: Precious ladies, this post is written by Mrs. Wanda Fielder, one of our new monthly contributors for 2012. It’s an honor to have her join us! She has been my own pastor’s wife and mentor for nearly twenty years, and although God has moved us to pastor in another state, she will always be my pastor’s wife. I know she will be a blessing to you, too, and will be an excellent Titus 2 lady to share at Like a Bubbling Brook!
Featured post by Mrs. Wanda Fielder
Did you as a child ever have one of the dime store magic slates? Literally, they used to cost only a dime! I’m talking about the cardboard with a sheet of cellophane over it and a plastic stylus to write or draw.
Even with all the new electronic toys these simple slates are still available. Never being very artistic I can remember trying to draw a picture on the slate and happily lifting the cellophane to erase the childish drawing and attempt something new.
January of a new year reminds me of the magic slate. This is a time to make a new start on your clean slate. You can begin your year with a clean slate that has not been cluttered with unfulfilled promises and neglected ideas of good intentions that have never materialized. Your board has just been wiped clean, and you can start anew.
Make a fresh start!
Perhaps you have been slack in church attendance or slothful in witnessing and Christian living. This is the time to use the clean slate and draw a brand new picture. You might be a young mother challenged with diapers, nursing babies, clutter, or sibling rivalry that steals away your time of devotions. Lift that slate cover and start fresh again!
New Year’s Resolutions?
Sometimes we scoff at New Year’s resolutions that are often soon forgotten; however, it is a wonderful time to make spiritual resolutions. If you have been less than diligent in your walk with God, please let me encourage you to make a new commitment.
For a start on your magic board of life, let your first resolution be faithfulness to God’s house. You are the one who will reap great benefits and rewards from this commitment. Not only will you be blessed, but your church family will also be blessed as we do need each other.
So quickly lift the cellophane off your board of life and start anew. It’s looking lovely already!
Mrs. Wanda Fielder is a pastor’s wife, published author, and conference speaker. She shares inspirational articles, recipes, ministry ideas and more at her site, Tea-Lightful Inspirations.
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