I am excited with the beginning of another new year. As a mentor of mine once said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor 5:17 Being new in Christ at the beginning of a new year, just think of the possibilities!
A number of years ago at a marriage conference, the speaker said something I thought was profound. He said, “Do not despise small beginnings.” Too often we get bogged down with our past and think new attempts are not worth the effort. The Bible also says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isa 43:18 Therefore with this new year let us forget the former things, embrace our new identity in Christ, and take a stab at something new, even if it is a small beginning.