Everything New

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Revelation 21:5

I know that this verse is not actually talking about “the New Year.”  But I do think that we can make an application to that and I think that we can hopefully learn something and take some encouragement from it as we approach another New Year.

When you think about it, it would be a sad and depressing place if not for the Lord’s promise to make things new.  He has promised to make us a “new creature” when we are saved.  He has promised to create in us a clean heart.  Without these promises, we would have no hope.  I like the idea of a “New Year” because it is an opportunity to do better.  We can’t exactly “start over” every year, but we can take January 1 as a starting point to improvement.  We obviously will never have a “perfect” year, but we can always do better.  There is always room for improvement.

While we won’t be perfect next year, right now the slate it clean.  Let us ask the Lord to help us have a year that would honor and glorify Him.  He has the power to “make all things new.”  We have access to that power through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Let us avail ourselves of that power this year.  He has been a wonderful Saviour this past year and I know that He will be a wonderful Saviour this year!

Happy New Year!

13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Keith on December 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    your post should inspire and motivate each one that reads it.It has this person.
    thank you


  2. Posted by Rodney Tripcony on January 1, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Thank you; and whoever reads this comment please say a prayer that this will be the year that I really get serious with the Lord. Thank you; and God bless you.


    • Will do. Praying for you in the New Year.


    • Trusting Him to pull you closer to Him and to wrap His love around you. Psalm 37:4 says if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our hearts. May you find your place in Him soon.

      God bless you, Rodney. Our God is faithful.



  3. Praying with you Rodney!
    I love how you ended this, Ben! That is one thing that we can always count on, year in and year out . . .the goodness and faithfulness of God! Have a great new year in Jesus!


  4. Hmmm

    I think I’m going to go back into hiding 🙂

    ONE – For the last few days, Israel Haughton’s ‘You make all things new’ has been playing and replaying in my head…
    TWO – At our New Year’s Eve celebration, our Pastor shared Isaiah 43:11 with us.
    THREE – I pop in to see what you wrote and this is what I find!

    God be praised! Thank you for sharing. I do believe He’s trying to get my attention 🙂 and I will avail myself of His great power.

    Stay blessed and all the best to you and yours for 2011!



  5. Thanks for this empowering thought — that I have an access to Jesus Christ our Lord who can make all things new! I have to trust that it will be for the best when He overhaul me!

    Thanks to Ann for guiding me here. Happy New Year! 🙂


    • Thanks for reading and Happy New Year to you, too! It is a wonderful thought to think that we do have access to Jesus and that He does have the power to make all things new. I know that I often need “overhauled” and I know that He has promised to do it! 🙂


  6. AMEN! What a blessed Creator who makes all things NEW!

    I read this verse in 2 Chron. 29:17 last night and I stopped to ponder the new year: “Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify….”

    If only we follow their lead!


    • What a great lead to follow- I’ll have to look up that passage. I am glad He has made me new. I know I’ve messed up more times than I care to think about or remember, but He remains faithful!


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