I always get so excited at the beginning of a new year. And this time around, it's a new decade! Some people look at the new year/decade as the end of an old one. And depending on what kind of year the previous one was probably establishes how excited you are about the old year ending. But a new year, and a new decade mean the beginning of brand new ones, with brand new opportunities. It means fresh expectations. I also see the new year as presenting opportunities to succeed where we may have failed. The new year and decade are like a new day. The Bible says God's mercies are new every single morning. That's one in your favor! Each day brings with it new opportunities to succeed at serving God. Your success today is not determined by your failures from yesterday. Yes, we must learn from our failures and improve from our failures. But God's rich mercies erase our short-comings in His own eyes. It's the same way with a new year and decade. 2020 brings with it many God-given opportunities for you and me! We don't know exactly what the year holds for us. Only God does. But we can look at 2020 with fresh expectations, filled with opportunities to do better. I just thank God for a new year and again, a new decade. As I said before, I get so excited when a new year full of opportunities arrives.
What are you expecting this year? What are you expecting for the new decade? What will be your part in making it happen? How much of it are you willing to put in God's hands? Where did you fail (or simply not succeed) last year? A fresh, new year will present to you opportunities to succeed. His mercies are new every year!
Join with me in launching into 2020 with fresh expectations for the new year and decade. Give this new year over to God at the very beginning. Make a commitment to Him to trust Him in everything...yet to do your part in basing your attitude on His Word. Make a fresh commitment to stand firm on His principles through the victories and the challenges. Make that commitment to Him and share it with a trusted friend to launch forth into the God-given vision you've been sitting on for too long. It's time! It's a New Year! It's a brand new decade!