Congratulations! Here we are, just inside the gift of another 366 days (yep, it’s a leap year). That means we have an extra day, to get it together and get it right this year.
Many declared that they will be a new person in 2012. Well, if that is you, and you are or recently chose to make Jesus the Lord of your life instead of yourself or someone else, congratulations again, this will certainly be a year of new things for you! If you are not yet a believer, consider making God the Lord of your life. The heartache and hardships of last year don’t deserve your attention anymore. There is nothing you can do about any of it now anyway. The Word of God says, ” Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah, 43:18. Let it go! Whatever mess you made of things last year, let it go and let God transform you this year. If you are a believer and faced challenges that caused you to slip and slide away from God, this is your year of reconciliation. The Bible says in II Corinthians 5:17, ” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is an new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.” When you accepted Christ as your Savior, he started then to make all things new for you. You ARE a new creation, this is your year to express that and do well in your new form.
Last year was rough, no doubt but there is good news. As God was thinking of you, long before he formed you, he knew that you would face all the things you endured last year, the good and the bad. That was all part of his plan to teach you to trust him and learn from his word. Now, look back at yesteryear and think on this verse found in Revelation 21:4, He will wipe away every tear from their eyes…for the old order of things has passed away.” That tells you that God is a God of order. No matter how much of mess you think your life, your job, your marriage is, the old order of that has passed away! The Bible does not say, it will pass away, it says it HAS passed away so you do not have to think about it anymore, God is doing a new thing in your life, starting today!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my readers. I thank you for your devotion and look forward to walking with you into our promises this year.
Be good, be careful, and be a blessing to someone this year!