Despite the fact that this “New Year post” has delayed, I still call it a “New Year post”.
I am sure you will understand why by the time you are done reading.
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When I was a little chap, from the 27th day of the last month of each passing year to somewhere midway of the new month in the new year, I used to ask myself one interesting question… “when does the new year excitement end, that is, when is ‘new year’ over?” Was it immediately after 1st January, or a week into the new year? I never got the answer from my observation of my specimen called humans in my laboratory called society. Instead, I learned it from experience. From experience, then moved on to an experimental adventure, but by sympathetic introspection.
I seldom hear people exclaim “New year” tidings even after the first out of the 12 months packed in the year. Well, i know there are various reasons one could mention out, but one notable and indisputable reason is that a lot of people lose touch and consciousness of the “Newness” of the year. Give it a thought for a second. Interesting, right?
But amazingly, none of the days and months ahead has ever been experienced or lived by anybody yet. The arrival of each day is just a slice of the yummy “new year” God cuts out and dishes to us. Remember ,it is the whole year which is new to us, and days are what make up a full year! The ‘continent’ called New year is made up 365 ‘countries’ called ‘days’
If only we would walk each day with the same excitement with which we waited eagerly to embrace this ‘new’ year. If we could work with that inner Joy anytime we remember that God says “See, I am doing a New Thing” [ Is 43:19 ], knowing that He is at work in our lives and dealings.
Until when are you planning to drop your New year excitement? How long have you decided to keep your expectations of New things from God.
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Say to yourself, i won’t write this year off already as one of those years, because It is a New Year!
No matter what has transpired already, it’s still a New Year. Don’t forget, He is the same which says “…Behold, I make all things new” [ Rev 21:5 ]
This is not about a new year resolution and being an indefatigable human per se. It is about what you choose to see, that is, whether the new things God has stretched out before your eyes, or clinging on to old things. This ‘seeing’ is about knowing, believing and never forgetting that each day is a flipped page in the book called ‘new year’.
Do not discard that God-inspired plan scheduled for fruition this year by the forgetfulness that each day is a set time for the unfolding of a section of that New Year dream.
The whole excitement about a New Year anthem being sang everywhere I believe should stem from the root of all Newness- what God seeks to do in our lives. So friend, you choose when the ‘new year’ ends for you, but i admonish that you let your every day be an unleashing of your ‘new year’.
He says “behold!” because you cannot get it if you have not seen it.You need to “Be” at the place of consciousness of Newness before you can “Hold” in your hands whatever God crafts for you- Be – hold.
Say to yourself each day, “It is still a New Year”