The grands have a magna doddle-u know one of those devices that allows you to write using a magnetic pencil. When you are finished you pull a lever and it releases the charge and the image disappears. No trace or so it seems-if you look closely there is always the remaining traces of what you drew or wrote.
So it is with technology today-we are under the illusion we can delete words we have written on the WWW or on our computers. They are never completely gone-somewhere in the vast world technology there is evidence of your post.
So no the slate is never clean, but instead we are building on our past-good & bad. It is not all good nor is it all bad, but it is all intertwined into the fabric we are made of. I pray to learn and grow from each life experience, I am blessed with.
The challenge I face on this the first day of a brand new year is to live life to the fullest for the next 365 days. I am the only one who can truly make the most of each and every day I have been gifted with. I am in charge and also charged by my Father to live life in a manner pleasing to Him. Always with the intent of bringing Him great glory, I am hoping to seek His guidance for the path He has planned for me.
The plan--to assure me of this blessed year--seeking Him--going to the source of the blessings--the well spring of goodness. Consciously taking steps to enter into a closer and deeper relationship with Him. Not blindly declaring my intentions, but instead coming up with a plan of how to live this year with purpose and glory seeking. Entering into His presence and patiently waiting for His direction--asking Him to show me the path He desires for the coming year.
Brothers and sisters I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it, but one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me Heavenward in Christ Jesus.