For many, the new year is a fresh start. They make their New Year’s resolutions hoping that this next year will be better than the last. The cool thing for those that follow Jesus is that we don’t have to wait until the next year for a fresh start.
In Lamentations 3, we’re told that the Lord’s love never ceases and that His mercies for us are new every morning. Every morning is the chance for a fresh start. We don’t have to wait for a New Year.
God’s desire is that we live every day to the fullest: that each day we receive His mercies and strive to make a difference in the world around us. My prayer for each of us is that this new year will be amazing but, more importantly, that every day will be amazing as we receive His mercies and live the lives He’s called us to live.
I want to end this week’s blog with a benediction found in Numbers 6:24-26, which says: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
I pray that we will experience His blessings and peace today and every day in this New Year as we seek to follow Him and allow His mercies to make us new every morning.