God wants us to enjoy the adventure He has in store for us and the start of a new year is a good time to focus on fresh opportunities God may be leading you toward. Like the pristine pages of the new planner I get every year, each January provides the opportunity for a fresh start in all areas of our lives. It’s a good time to review the last year and take a spiritual inventory. I like to start each January by seeking God and asking Him to set the agenda for the year, to reveal more of His will to me and to help me make the changes I need to make. The interesting thing is that God has already remade us and will continue to remake us.
2 Cor. 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” While the verb is in the present tense, the context reveals that God has already done this work, that through the blood of Christ, those who are saved have already been made new. But since we continue to sin daily, despite our best efforts, Paul reminds us we can continue to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. And in Rev. 21:5: Jesus says, “Behold I am making all things new!” That verb phrase is in the present progressive tense which means that He is continuing to do it and will do it until He is finished.
So this January, believe that God has made and is making all things new and that includes you!