With the start of a new year comes the hope of a fresh start, a reset, a chance to begin again. I’m no different. I have a list (very short list) of things I want to do differently in 2016. I’m not making resolutions or setting goals even, I would just like to try something new.
We read the YouVersion verse of the day today from Isaiah 43:19 where the prophet says God is going to do a new thing.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
I’m so thankful for God’s “new thing” and his promise to make a way in the wilderness.
The start of the new year brings with it the hope of an ability to make a changes to our lives. There’s no power in the new year or the change from one year to the next. The power of to change comes only by the Holy Spirit who gives strength to believers.
Let’s use the new year as a reminder of the new life we have in Christ. Because of Christ our old is already gone. Let’s commit to looking forward to the new that is here!
Happy New Year!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! -II Corinthians 5:17