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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Why January 1st?

Why does January 1st have such a connotation of new beginnings, resolutions, fresh starts, etc.? Why January 1st? Why not May 3rd or September 27th? What is so magically special about that day over any of the other 354 days of the year?

Is it because it is the first day of a year? What happens if you wake up January 1st and break your resolution before you even remember you made it? Are you doomed to stay in that rut for the rest of the year until the next January 1st, or can you get a "do-over"?

The ancient Babylonians believed that whatever you did on the first day of the year would have an effect on your entire year. But what if you carried this belief through to every day of the year? What if you treated each new day as an opportunity to start fresh. What if you want to take the "old" you and be made into a "new" being?

We can have this new creation...this new beginning, if you will. We are promised that, "If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!" (NCV Bible 2 Cor 5:17 ) I urge you, that if you have not already been made a new creation, to not tarry any longer. As stated in 2 Cor 6:1-2..."Today is the day of salvation. Don't let let this grace (gift) that you have received from God be for nothing. " What a thing to affect your entire year...and more importantly, your very life! Christ came to blot out our sins and give us a new life. Without Him, we would be nothing but walking dead. With Him, we are new men, women and children. We've been given a "do-over", so to speak. Let's make it count!

I pray that everyone will have a wonderful and blessed 2009. I also pray that if you have not received this precious gift, that you not wait any longer. Start the year 2009 as a new creation. If you want to know more or just want to talk about how Christ can change your life, email me or leave a comment. I promise you that I will not judge or condemn.

May God bless you, and have a Happy New Year!

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