New Year… Why Not “New Day?”

January 5, 2007

Every year, it’s the same ‘ol thing – New Year’s Resolutions. “I resolve to not do this…” or “I resolve to do this…” But why do we wait until January first to change our lives? What’s so special about January first? Why do we wait?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
-2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus died on the cross as the Perfect Sacrifice so we did not have to live in our old selves. He died so we did not have to take the punishment for our sins. He died so we don’t have to. He willingly gave His life so we did not have to spend an eternity in Hell. His gift to us enables us to have a brand new life in Him!

“It’s a brand new day!”
-Brand New Day by Deeper Still

So why do we wait for New Years when we have a whole a new day? You can become a totally new person – if you want to. No one else can transform you. You have to want to change. If you truly want to become new, then there’s nothing that can stop you. Call upon the name of Jesus and He will give you the strength to change.

…but with God all things are possible.”
-Matthew 19:26b

Why wait for New Years when all you need is new day?

//Bring it World
-Brian Purkiss


  1. His mercies are new, every morning, praise God. =D

  2. Very true, no person should wait to change until New Years, but the first day of the new year does give a person time to review what he did over the last year – what he triumphed in through God, and what he failed in when he rejected God’s help.

  3. I agree with both the admin and freshman. Yes, we can be made new everyday, but New Year is definitely a time to review the past year, etc. You know, this year, I think I’m going to have “New Month” because on New Years, we’re usually at parties and not really thinking. But if you really stop to think about the past month, week, whatever, it will give you a clearer vision of your goal and purpose. Just a thought.

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