The God of New Beginnings
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, (Genesis 1:14 ESV)
Have you ever thought of the fact that God was the One who invented the celebration of the new year? Unlike man-made holidays, the ringing in of a new year was divinely authored.
When God created the heavens and the earth He positioned our earth and spun it in such a way that every 365 & 1/4 days a new season would begin. Granted our Gregorian calendar chose January 1 as the day we enter a “new year”, but the truth is God established the pattern of new beginnings.
In fact, because He is a God of new beginnings the Creator embedded new beginnings throughout all of creation.
Within each year we enter and exit four distinct “seasons.”
Every 29.53059 days there is a lunar cycle. (We call them months).
And perhaps God’s greatest pattern of new beginnings is evidenced in His establishment of “the evening and the morning” as the first day. His mercies are NEW each morning.
Today we enter a new year, a new season, a new month, a new day. God ordained it as a new beginning.
My past cannot hold me from my future.
I am a new creation in Christ.
I am not who I used to be.
I am forgetting what is behind and pressing toward what lies ahead.
And with new seasons come fresh anointing, fresh perspective, fresh vision, and fresh energy.
I receive this new year as a gift from my Father. As I step into this new season I do so as a step of faith …into uncharted territory! God has established my steps. He has made the way.
My success will be determined by my trust in the God of new beginnings.
This will be my best year ever.
Let it be to me according to Your Word.