Two and a half years ago our neighbors were transferred to another state for a job that would last approximately two years. They sold their house and said their goodbyes.

Fast forward to fall 2020. One day I saw her walking in front of their old house.

“Is that you, Cece?” I asked. “What are you doing here?”

“My husband’s job transferred us back. We’ve been looking and looking, but nothing comes close to our old property. We always loved it. So, I asked the new owners if they’d consider selling it back to us,” Cece said.

“And they were interested.” She smiled. “Never hurts to ask.”

Her words reminded me of: You do not have because you do not ask. A passage in the Bible from James chapter 4, NASB version.

At the end of one year and beginning of the next, it is my habit to spend time analyzing where I’ve been and where I need to go.

For most of 2020 God repeated a promise to me, but I thought it was too big for me. Near the end of the year, God challenged me to accept His promise.

Now I ask God to help me lean into His promise and help me take action when appropriate. I pray He opens my eyes to doors of opportunity and gives me the courage to act.

What are you asking God for in this new year of 2021?

Give careful thought before you ask.

The Bible warns: You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend what you request on your pleasures. Read James 4:1-10 for context and clarity.

That passage cautions me to make sure my priorities are in order.

What about you? Tell me your thoughts or hopes for 2021 in the comments below.

May we all do our part to choose a good year for those around us and for ourselves.

Until next time . . . Travel Light,

© 2021 SuZan Klassen, All Rights Reserved

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