This weekend was a turning point for me. The last couple of months were rough. With rotating viruses and a serious lack of motivation, I felt discouraged over the dismantling of several key areas in my life. It was a painful shedding process that I now feel was necessary to get me to this point of renewal.
Yesterday, I felt like I was emerging from the abyss. I felt a strong urge to focus on a fresh anointing and a fresh start. The prompting started a week and a half ago and felt crystal clear by this morning.
I felt pulled back to crucial projects I’d let slide, but with a renewed sense of purpose. I laid out a two year plan to my children and asked them to pray over it (they are on board with the plan). A sweet prayer time this morning inexplicably drew me to the following verses:
- Matthew 6:33 – Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.
- Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find it; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And then, as I was updating my planner for the week, I noticed that today is a new moon. Curious, I googled new moon and discovered that not only is it a new moon, but that it is the Aries new moon, which is considered a potent time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Coincidentally, I’m an Aries. Actually, I don’t believe in coincidences, as nothing is wasted in God’s economy.
I’m a Christian and I seek God before I seek astrology (generally speaking, I don’t seek astrology), but God has revealed himself in many ways. He is master of all seen and unseen. In my experience, these phenomena are not at odds with my Christian faith. Actually, they increase my belief.
Acting in Faith
So, I will light a white candle today and give thanks for the fresh anointing. I will enjoy the sense of peace and balance and store the feeling for days when I don’t feel as balanced and full of purpose.
Happy New Moon!