Pattern set, God has the rest

It is not superstition to think that once you make a particular start of a venture it will proceed along the pattern set.  The start of the year is a time when we set the course.  When our offsoring are children is another such time.  It may be that the activities we insist on as the new year dawns are merely good intentions and good start, but the remaining 364 days have so much more than any human can successfully shape that the pattern set on New Year’s Day is either flash in the pan or daily bread.

Flash in the pan, no bang

How ridiculous when success eludes

Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,

Luke 14:29

Route and destination assured

This works! Its power is in evident in our work and play

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

The author affirms the book

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6