Don’t you just love how small the world has become with the internet? I know I do.
Who knew there were two new years in the world? Now you do.
The big question becomes: How are you going to take advantage of it?
For those of you who didn’t make any resolutions now you still can. Yes, they do count. At least on this blog they do.
Anybody who gave up on their resolutions now you have a reason to return to it and finish what you started.
If you never make any resolutions it’s never too late to start. Or, you can stay in your comfortable rut you call your life.
Calendars have always been a bit controversial and confusing.
The old Jewish calendars were set to mark time by the moon phases. Their leap years didn’t just add one day at that time, but complete months were added to catch up with the seasons.
In the United States we throw away our extra day in a leap year by holding a national election. Don’t worry, that’s all the politics you’re going to get on this blog.
I think it’s pretty neat how God worked things out so seven day weeks work into 365 days in a year. Then the same date the following year is one day later in the week than it was the previous year.
Some of y’all probably never even noticed that. Did ya?
What’s even more remarkable is God’s mercies are new every single morning. Not just the leap year mornings neither. Every single morning, it says so in the Bible. That’s how I know it’s true.
So, now that you know you get a fresh start each day, even after you messed up the day before, how are you going to take advantage of that fact?
You could continue to wallow in your self-pity and soak up a negative attitude, or you can break out of that rut and start over to be better.
I have a suggestion before you decide to try to become a better person. You can’t do it under your own power so don’t even try.
Along with that fresh dose of mercy God has promised y’all comes the strength to soar like eagles. To run and not grow weary and walk without fainting.
Forget all those self-help gurus who tell y’all ya can if you simply think you can.
Try using that rational on the team that just lost the Super Bowl. That was only their second loss all season. They thought they was good.
The good you need to shoot for is becoming more like Jesus Christ. That’s the only goal worth living for.
In a few months most of those players will be back to practicing for the next championship game in twelve months.
One of the great things about being adopted into God’s spiritual family is the fact that I know I’m on the winning team.
I know because I read the back of the Bible. It gives the final score and we win!!!
You can take that to our heavenly bank where you’ll receive crowns for all the difficult things you’ve survived down here.
Don’t expect to hold onto those crowns for long though. We’ll simply lay them at the feet of the only One worthy of wearing a crown in the kingdom of God.
When Jesus wore that crown of thorns that we all deserved He became the ultimate champion of all champions.
One of the best things about eternity is the fact that there won’t be any calendars to make time.
Yeah, no more birthday reminders neither.
Keep smiling. Wade