"To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage." -Henri Matisse, painter
That is so true.
To move forward in life we need the ability to look at the familiar things in our lives with a fresh perspective.
I've found it very easy to allow the good areas of my life to remain good, when they could become great through some fresh, honest, and courageous evaluation.
Areas that are weak and could be strengthened, if I would just find the courage to look again at something I think I already know all to well and may secretly fear will never change.
This New Year, ask your Heavenly Father to give you the courage to "look again".
Look again at your marriage.
Look again at your inner circle relationships.
Look again at your finances.
Look again at your physical fitness.
Look again at your parenting.
Most importantly, I want to look again at Jesus and find courage to live as He lived.
"They will look on the one they have pierced." -John 19:37