A Brand New Year…Day?

So, today is January 3, 2012. Three days in. 362 days to go. A new day. A new year. Yet just another day.

That’s right. The 3rd day of the new year is really no different than the 362nd day of the old year. The new year is just a different date on the calendar. The sun still rises every morning. The moon still comes out at night. Some days are full of sunshine, others of rain.

We like to view the new year as the beginning of change. We will lose weight. We will start exercising. We will do something this year
that we have always wanted to do. We will try new things, scale new heights, simplify our lives. We will do more while doing less. We will focus on the important things in life. We will be all we can be.

We said the same things last year. And the year before. And the year before that. So why? Why do we do that? Why are we bound and determined to pretend, over and over again?

Because we fail to believe. First of all, we don’t believe in a day, any day.  Because all days are created exactly the same, yet we choose to not realize that fact. Yes, there is a lot of excitement built into the New Years holiday. And there is nothing wrong with that. Its just that since the days of our lives are numbered, perhaps we should recognize that each one is important, special, something to be embraced and made the most of.

Each day is the day the LORD has created. He has created it for us. It is what we choose to do with it, to make of it, to either revile or enjoy it, that defines how we will remember it. And however we do that, we must consider how God will see it, our interpretation of the gift God has given us. Will we glorify Him through it? Or will we hurt His cause with it?

Think about each day in and of itself. Then live it. Love it. Enjoy it. Or not. Its your choice. But its a choice given to you by the One who gave you the day. Consider it carefully. Because once this day is gone, you can’t get it back.

But take heart, because if it is His will, there will be a brand new day for you tomorrow. His mercies are new every morning. Every day. They come regardless of whether we believe or not. Our belief or lack of it does not change anything, because God is still God, just as a day is still a day.



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