Frankly it's just a bunch of hype if you ask me.
I don't know about you, but I'm walking into this New Year with the same trials and struggles, joys and hopes that I had yesterday. They're not dropping off when the ball drops.
Yes, I believe that is it a good time to re-evaluate our lives and decide what needs to change and set some goals. If the calendar year changing is what propels you to do that, great. It needs to be done. But don't stop there. We need to be just as motivated to change and take a good look at our lives on March 3rd (random date).
Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for newness! I love that His mercies are new everyday.
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I LOVE that!!!!
I count on that, every single day of my life.
I love that we are to look ahead and not behind us:
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
But that is a word for EVERY DAY.
It means that we are to be new in the attitude of our minds and put off our sinful nature.
20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in Him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Put off the former life, the life of sin. The life of fear, doubt and worry. Put it all off and be made new in the attitude of your minds.
I love verse 24:
YOU were created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
I love new beginnings, I do look back on this year and learn from my mistakes. I set goals for the upcoming year. But I don't get caught up in the attitude and hype of a New Year, as if it's more important to re-evaluate today than any other day.
This walk with Christ is not January to December. It's day by day.
We should examine our hearts and lives every day.
We should also live to praise and thank Him, every day!
Every day I will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.
I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and of course I'll be around this whole year talking about the Lord and His amazing love, every day.