HAPPY NEW YOU!
_The thing that has been–it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. (AMP)_
Whoooow! It’s a new year! Yeaah! If I should meet you anywhere right now, I would gladly wish you a happy new year! My reason will be, just to express my joy of seeing you alive in 2019. But let us face the actual truth as Solomon – the wisest man to ever live – faced. What has really changed in 2019 that will be so different from 2018, 2017 and the years before?
Let me ask with Solomon,”…Is there a thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? It has already been, in the vast ages of time [recorded or unrecorded] which were before us” (vs.10). Is it not the same wake up, go to school/work, come home, sleep and wake up again? Is it not the same new model (of phone/gadget/technology) after another model? Is it not the same from cradle to teenage to professional employee to marriage to old age to grave?
So now, permit me to tune your mind to what ought to be new. It is not the year, but rather You! The unrepentant sinner must recognise the birth of the Savior and repent!(Matt.3:2) The cold Christian must resolve to restore himself to become the new hot Christian.(Reve.3:16). There must be a new You in 2019. What matters is to commence teaming up with the Holy Spirit for a Happy New You and not the old cliche Happy New Year.
PRAYER: Help me Lord to focus this whole year in the weightier matter of changing to a new Me! Cause me not to live the same old life of the flesh with its carnal desires.
INSIGHT: What matters is to commence teaming up with the Holy Spirit for a Happy New You and not the old cliche Happy New Year.
By: David Addai Mensah