"In the beginning God created.... "
I crossed into the new year with no significant change in my life, we all do. We still look the same, our body doesn't automatically transform to the size 6 we will it to be and the bad habit doesn't 'pick race' from us...although we've got it all written down as our new year resolution.
But there's something about that clock striking 12, something snaps in us, and that snap makes us all determined to conquer the world in the new year. We see the clock striking 12midnight on the evening of December 31st as the beginning of a new era.... A new year, a new beginning, another chance to be start afresh, make right all the wrong and be the wonderful people we were created to be. Its not always easy, before the end of the first week,
In the beginning "...the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters" Genesis 1:2-3.
A place/life described as 'formless, empty and dark" is quite useless, nothing worth caring about. But Gods spirit was hovering, waiting for a word from God, for permission to change it all "..and God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day" Genesis 1:3-5
The past year/the old, may have been formless, empty, dark and gloomy, but there's a chance for a fresh start... the spirit of God is hovering around, desperate to do wonderful things for us, he's just waiting for that word from God, and Gods waiting for that word from us, because he certainly is a gentle man, he refuses to force himself on us.
The word that calls on him to take control of our beginning and forever, the word that moves him to say "let there be..." in our lives, the wonderful things we hope for, joy unspeakable, righteousness,peace, health,prosperity...... and the spirit gladly manifests it.
"And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day...." notice how the bible emphasizes on evening first? Even though it says God created light first? morning before evening. It could easily have said "and there was morning and there was evening"
This excites me, the evening represents the darkness we go through, it passes away and then comes our morning with light that fills out hearts,boldness, a renewal of our hope for better things and a life giver to our dreams that appeared dead.
And then there was morning after the evening. Don't get discouraged about the year just because you couldn't tick off a couple of things on your 'to do' list for the year 2010 and all the years past.
Don't give up on God, cos he definitely has not given up on you.
This is the year where our morning takes over from the past evenings of our lives. The years of darkness have been overthrown.
Remember to invite God to your beginning, so he can speak the word that brings about your joy.
Here's to a new beginning people. Say bye bye to the old and welcome the new. All will be well with us this year because Jesus reigns.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!