We all know the adage, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Actually, the idea promoted in this saying is Biblical.
Sometimes when we hear a wise quip we have an “A-ha moment,” but how often does that moment change our lives? Aphorisms can be meaningful, but they lack power to transform us. On the other hand, God’s word “is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) (NASB)
God wants us to begin each day anew; He does not want us to be defeated by past mistakes, but to look to Him to see what He wants to do in our lives and to know that He is ever ready to change us in miraculous ways.
Let us meditate on the incredible promises of God in Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV):
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”