As we stand on the threshold of a new year, it’s crucial to remember that while time is continuous, humans need “milestones” like the new year for planning and understanding life. We cherish the sense of a fresh start each new year brings. Yet, the reality is that tomorrow will be much like today: the weather, struggles, and circumstances remain similar. A change in the calendar doesn’t bring magical transformation. If you desire for the new year to be better, the change must begin within you.

Reflecting on the journey so far, I am filled with gratitude for the valuable experiences and lessons that the past year offered. It was a year that added significant chapters to my life. Now, I embrace the new year with open arms and high hopes, seeking the Lord’s wisdom for decisions that resonate with His heart.

It’s important to recognize that God doesn’t align His blessings with our calendars. He doesn’t wait for a new year to commence His work in our lives, nor is He bound by the “year of _______” trends often proclaimed. His grace and mercies are new every morning, readily available for us to embrace. God remains unchanging—yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever. He’s consistently present, a steadfast supporter in our journey.

So, as we step into this new year, I extend my best wishes to everyone poised for improvement, courage, diligence, and a deeper connection with God. For those who cherish excellence, service, and hard work: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s embark on this year with the lessons learned from the past, the anticipation of growth, and the unwavering faith in God’s constant presence in our lives.