Today is a day of new beginnings. This day gives one the opportunity to start over. The New Year is full of potential for good things to happen. It is like a present waiting to be opened. What will it hold?
For some, it is with a sigh of relief to see the old year come to a close. After going through huge difficulties, a New Year brings hope that things can only get better. For others, a New Year is approached with trepidation, questions and what ifs. But for believers, though the future is unknown, we can know the One who controls that future.
Often, the New Year is a moment to re-evaluate one’s life and decide on some changes. It is the moment to make resolutions. New resolve is somehow found concerning exercise, diet, or some other kind of discipline. For me, I cannot think of a better resolution than to be more diligent to know and follow His Word.
In today’s verse, this is also the desire the psalmist. Not only does he want to know and follow what God wants, but he wants to be wholly committed with all of his heart. This is my deepest desire as well, although so often I am distracted with other priorities. It is also my desire for any one near and dear to me. Blessing comes with carrying out this resolution!
Happy New Year, Lord. May I know You, obey You and love You more in this new year!