There is something special about the beginning of a new year. I don't know about you but as the current year nears its end, and the beginning of the new year draws closer, I get very excited. The beginning of a new year is like the beginning of a new day. Everything is fresh. Multiple opportunities lay ahead. It seems that anything is possible. Even as a new day brings fresh mercies from God (Lamentations 3:23), the new year brings not only new opportunities, but God's abundant mercy in the form of 2nd chances (and beyond)!
The beginning of the new year is like the turning of a page. Ideas dreamed up in 2022 can be implemented in 2023. New ideas for the future can be conceived in 2023.
One of the most exciting traits of the beginning of a fresh, new year is that fact that much of what God has spoken to me could very well become a reality in the year ahead. I pray that you've been seeking Him as the year nears its end, and that you are hearing new stuff for your life, family, and ministry. I have no doubt that God will speak incredible things about our future if we will just look to Him, and listen to Him in the next few days. Even as we enter into the first few days and weeks of 2023, seek Him, and expect to hear from Him. He is even more excited that we are!
I have to say what I'm about to say because it needs to be said! As you seek Him, heading into the new year, He will not only prepare us for the good, but the not so good as well. That's simply His nature! God is good, and takes care of those who wholly put their trust in Him!
So let me encourage you to look up, listen, and look ahead. Allow God to speak to you about the new year. There are exciting things ahead for you and yours! Allow Him to bring these things into reality in 2023 as you enter by faith with great expectations!
Happy Blessed New Year to you!