“Happy New Year!” These three words bring hope and excitement this time of year. Happy is what we all want to be. Happiness is a choice that we can make daily. We know what the opposite of happy is, it is sad. The weeping prophet Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 3:21-23; This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning. We are happy when we get something new. New is what we like most. This new year offers new beginnings, new challenges, new expectations, new experiences and new opportunities. The apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:17; Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The old year is behind us and the new year lies ahead of us. The next 365 can bring something new into our lives. We need a new touch. We need a fresh anointing. God wants to do something new for you. I pray we walk in the newness of life in Jesus Christ everyday. So instead of “Happy New Year” how about “Happy New Day!” Everyday can be happy in the Lord.