We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways]. Romans 6:4
In Hebrew, Shannah means year. It’s also the root of the word second – as in second time or a repeat of the year before. We often live our lives just this way, continuing to repeat the same mistakes, the same habits, doing the things we know we shouldn’t, not making the changes we know we should. We don’t go anywhere. It’s just a Shannah – a repetition of what went before. The word Shannah can also mean, ‘new’ or ‘second chance.’
Each year is given to us as an opportunity for a new beginning, to not make the same mistakes, continue the same habits and make the changes we know we should. It’s up to you to choose which one it will be, a repeat or a second chance for something new. In the power of God, he wants this coming Shannah to be something new and different. It’s given to you as something brand-new for overcoming and for victory. In the new birth, all things will become new for you, but you need courage to break out of the repetition and into the newness of life.
Today’s Mission – Be courageous today and choose newness of life. Leave behind old habits and walk in the power of God.