Start off the new year as a new person

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! We’ll hear that many times in the next few days. Three hundred sixty-five days ago, we looked forward to another new year with anticipation of keeping resolutions and hoping to prosper as never before. Has anything really changed for you since then?

The word “new” is defined as different, fresh, not existing before. Yes, the year will be new, just as last year was. The question is: Have you become a new person?

The problem is that most people remained exactly the same. The only thing that changed is the calendar. Yes, a new year, but the same old you. I can relate to that because for many years I’ve remained practically the same – nothing much new in my life.  

Recently, I was speaking at a drug rehabilitation center to a group of men who were seeking treatment for their addictions. Most of them felt hopeless. My talk was about the coming new year and focusing on the word “new.” I stressed that the new year would bring the same old results, unless they chose to change.

“Most of you need a heart transplant,” I said. They looked confused. “That’s right!” I continued. “A

heart transplant – not a physical operation, but a spiritual experience. Then, and only then, will you enjoy the new year with a new life.” The Bible says that when you make Jesus the Lord of your life, you become a new person. Old behavior is passed away.

This message was given to

the group at a drug rehabilitation center, but it is appropriate for

anyone who is looking for a new beginning. A new life. What

better time to become a new person than at the beginning of a new


Happy New Year!

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