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Photo Meditation – A New Door Opens

From Celtic Daily Prayer, the Northumbria Community

‘This Day is a new day that has never been before,

This Year is a new year – the opening door:

Enter Lord Jesus; we have joy in your coming,

You have given us life – and we welcome your coming’

‘For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries’ – from The Bible

Doors in life rarely open without opposition. There is opportunity in every difficulty and often difficulties spring up to hinder opportunities. The door to 2011 is shutting fast behind us and today we look ahead to the open door of 2012.

We are poised on the edge of yet another year: full of opportunities, yes, and certainly difficulties as well. We cannot re-live 2011 so instead it’s best we turn our attention to the New Year ahead.

What will the year hold? None of us know but I’d like to think that we will all experience the following:

A closer walk and deepening fellowship with God plus a time of greater usefulness to the Kingdom.

In Celtic Daily Prayer, Amund Karner writes:

‘I ask not to fly from the world but to be involved with the world. I am in the world but also in the presence of Jesus. I listen for His word to a broken world. He sees my brokenness and the brokenness of the world around me. I stand in God’s presence looking at Him, listening to Him, bringing to Him the things of the world that have filled my vision. I listen for His word. Be Thou my vision, O Lord’. 

Truly a new door is opening – may this be a year of great opportunities for you.

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  1. January 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Love that picture of the door marked Private alongside the postbox: it somehow captures something of the tension of being human, of wanting both privacy and communion/communication. Thank you; and may the Lord bless you richly in 2012 and beyond…

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