I love a NEW year! I love the opportunity that the NEW year brings. It's nice to think of 365 NEW days and the opportunities of each day. While many of us like to reflect on the OLD days & while looking back can be good, we can't live there!
NEW,.....don't you like that word? I do.
God uses the word NEW in the Bible quite often. Here are few of the places where the word NEW is found......
"He has put a NEW song in my mouth!" Ps. 40:3a
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a NEW thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are NEW every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22 & 23
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; the old has gone, the NEW has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17
NEW, NEW, NEW...........those are just a few of the scriptures that remind us of the NEWness we have as Children of God.
We can't do anything about the PAST. What is DONE is DONE and we don't get to try something over........Adam and Eve could not say, "Can I go back in the garden and try that again?" and Moses could not say, "Can I get another opportunity with the rock? This time I will not strike it!"
No, we can't undo the past; however, when we respond to God's voice..... He reveals His character, and shows us His ways. He is a God who is willing to leave the 99 to go get the 1 that has gotten off His path. Oh what great LOVE He has for us!
It's never too late to start doing what is right and to start NEW!
Although we may still have to walk back through some of the choices we made while veering off HIS path and choosing our own way, He is with us and will help us!
Let's start NEW today!
"Let's us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us!" Hebrews 12:1
I love you all!
May you experience God's Best this NEW year!