Well it’s that time of year again: time to ask “what happened to 2015”; time to correct yourself every time you write the date; time to start/quit/fix something. I’d like to start getting up earlier to exercise, quit being lazy about it but I need to fix my feet first. Why do we wait for something monumental to happen before we make changes? Yes, some things need to be planned out. There are times to set aside a date for special occasions. Everything can’t be done at a moment’s notice. But here are some simple things to grow in: faith, hope, love.
There is a song I enjoy listening to, especially around the New Year and I’d like to share part of it with you. It’s called New Year’s Day by Carolyn Arends.
I buy a lot of diaries / Fill them full of good intentions / Each and every New Year’s Eve / I make myself a list / All the things I’m gonna change / Until January 2nd / So this time I’m making one promise
This will be my resolution / Every day is New Year’s Day
One more chance to start all over / One more chance to change and grow / One more chance to grab a hold of grace / And never let it go
© 1997 running arends music
This song teaches me that when I’ve fallen back to old ways, not followed through, or just keep procrastinating, there’s no need to wait for something big to happen. Just start again, right now (1 John 1:9).
And if you haven’t yet, Gods’ gift of salvation is for you to receive, today. Even right now.
“For God says, ‘At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2
“Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Look, I am making all things new!” Revelations 21:5
So, what’s new? Everything.