2012! This is the year of the Lord’s favor! (Lk 4:19) The Lord says, “I am doing a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Is 43:19) He says not to remember the former things. (v.18)
Something about the New Year makes everyone think “new.” New beginnings, new resolutions, new diets, new promises to yourself of the changes you are going to make.
When I think “new”, I think how I am a new creation in Christ, the old things are passed away and all things are made new. (2 Cor. 5:17) I think about how God’s mercies are new every morning. (Lam 3:23) I think of how I am renewing my mind every day. (Eph 4:23) This is something I work toward on a daily basis because I have to continually take my mind off myself and onto Jesus. I put on my new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Christ. (Col 3:10)
I am a new person. I am working towards my new life. I am leaving the old me behind.
“Behold, I make all things new… I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End…” (Rev 21:5-6)
God has plans for me. Something new, that I’ve never experienced before! I can’t wait. This is my year! This is the first day of the rest of my life! My new life – in Christ Jesus – never to leave His side again!