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Every Day’s a New Day

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

– 2 Corinthians 4:16

A big question that many people face is: Why does life seem to go by so fast, and the years seem to go by so quickly? In an old guiding philosophy, they believed that when you are five, one year represents 20 percent of your life, so it makes sense that when you are six, that seems like a long time, doesn’t it? Hence, when you reach 50, one year represents only two percent of your life, so a year isn’t that big of a deal. There is no truth to this philosophy.

They’ve actually discovered, scientifically, that as you get older, your brain experiences time moving faster. There’s an easy way to counteract this: When you have new experiences in your memory, your life will slow down. This is why when you are a child, it seems like life goes so slow, since everything is new each day, and a new experience. You may ask, am I supposed to jump out of an airplane every day? Not at all! A new book, a new idea, a new friend, a new haircut all count as something new. As soon as you do something new, the passage of time in your memory slows down. A person’s life begins to slow down once they get out of the rut and the rhythms of everyday life.

Friend, set your heart on living each day with new intention and refresh yourself. Each day, I intentionally try to make every sip of coffee count, make every bit of eye contact count, make every spoken word count, and commit as much of my life to my personal growth as I can. Today, I challenge you to commit to becoming more like Christ in new ways every day.

Prayer


Father, give me the opportunity to experience each day in a new and refreshing way.

Reflection


Are you purposefully getting out of your rut and everyday rhythms?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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