“In the beginning…” There’s something about a beginning that brings hope. Even for those that say it is just another day, deep inside, they know this isn’t true. We all want a clean slate. We all want a fresh start, and getting one gives us joy and brings new commitments. Most of us make resolutions. We promise to do better and, for a while, we actually believe we can. The new year is an opportunity to begin over. It is a chance to start again. This is something we all want, and we all desperately need.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3)
“In the beginning, God…” He is the only way to truly begin again. Without Him, the clean slate of the New Year is just an empty concept. It cannot truly happen, but with God… He makes all things new. If you are reading this and you have never really made God a vital part of your life, I encourage you to do so. Let Him give you a new start. If you have made resolutions this year for eating, fitness, work, etc. why not make one more? Why not commit to doing something great for, or with, God this year? Why not start this new beginning off with God? Why not commit your life, for the first time or for the hundredth time, to Him?
I give You this year. As I start it out, help me to do it by following You. You are all I really want for 2017. Take me down paths in these coming days that are far more than I could ever have imagined. Help me to follow You today, tomorrow, this year, and for the rest of my days. I’m Yours, again, for the very first time. In Jesus Name.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins…and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1: 21-23)
I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour (Isaiah 43:11)
Happy New Year all! God Bless You
An adaptation of a beautiful passage from Beejai @https://theriverwalk.org/2017/01/01/january-1-in-the-beginning-god/