We’re only a couple hours away from the start of a new year, 2015. New year, new beginnings. Bare with me for a bit as I explain why it’s no accident that everything under the sun that is living has an opportunity to begin again. Yes, I do mean everything.
One day while I was driving to work, I was reflecting. I began to think about how in just a few months the flowers will start to bloom and the buds on the tree branches will begin to open. God’s word says:
“Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.” (Leviticus 26:4 KJV)
Fast forward to now, the last day in February and we find ourselves only a few weeks away from spring, and before you know it summer. This got me thinking about how life is so cyclical. It occurred to me that God knew when he created the heavens and the earth, HIS people would need to continue to recharge and renew themselves. Our God is all about renewing us, growing us to bring us to a closer walk with him.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10 KJV)
HE knew the challenges we would face. HE knew the obstacles we would encounter, but a new year and a season would assure us, give us hope that we can begin again. We can start over. Not that you have to forget about the past, because there are surely lessons to be learned from the past. But, just like some trees drops their leaves in the fall, never bringing those tattered and weathered leaves into their new season, so can we.
We all have something in us that has been tattered and weathered. I know I do. If you live in this life long enough, you’re bound to. Perhaps, it’s someone that continues to tear at you or weight you down. Just know, you can choose to not bring it/them into your new season. You can renew. You can recharge. With renewal, God promises us:
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)