Happy New Year

Last night we went to a wonderful restaurant for New Year’s Eve and when we arrived and told them we had made reservations, they replied they didn’t ever reserve tables.  I had made a point of calling several weeks earlier since they have a special menu for New Year’s Eve but the lady assured us we didn’t have one.  My husband wanted to walk out and I was a little perturbed but turned inwardly to God to replace irritation for love for this young lady trying to do her job in a very busy, chaotic situation.

We were soon seated, had a wonderful meal and met a couple from our town.  We were at the next town over.  Then we came home and watched our college team win a bowl game in which they played better than they had all year!  It turned out to be a marvelous evening but I was well aware that had I not gotten dominion at the restaurant, it could have turned out much differently.

Isaiah 43:18-19 states “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  In the past, I would have demanded to see the manager and insisted on being seated right away!  By releasing that trait that was never a part of my true identity as a child of God, my evening was perfect!

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