Regardless of a sign in the heavens, my calendar tells me that tomorrow begins a new year. It also begins a new month. My clock tells me that I have begun a new day. A new day brings hope and expectation of certain things depending on our schedule. A new month tells us the days are marching on. A new year fills us with the hope that, somehow, this year will be different than last year - better, more exciting, less exciting, more rewarding, more filled with blessing, etc.
I often tend toward being an optimist. But not at New Year's time. I have figured out that turning the page on the calendar does not automatically change the habits and motivations that have made a year what it was. Therefore, the change of a year does not magically change what we can expect out of the next 12 months.
But I know what can. Do you want to change your habits this year? Do you want 2013 to be better than 2012? I know the answer!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17Do you want better things for 2013? One simple answer will make that happen. Put yourself in Christ. Whether for salvation, calling upon the Lord for forgiveness of sins, or whether for abiding, resting in Him, we can put ourselves in Christ, and watch as He makes all things new.
Wishing you all the blessings God has in store for you in 2013!