Day 3 of the New year is already here. Reality check – how are you doing on those resolutions or promises for change that you made? I think someone made a wise statement on New Year’s morning when they truthfully said, “Here’s to pretending that anything changes when the year does.” Our culture views the beginning of a new year as the possibility of a reset button for our life, or as the younger generation is often heard to say, “I get a do-over.” It is good that we think about the need to change and actually determine that we shall make some changes. But, as we look ahead, may we know that we do not have to wait until the end of the year to promise God that our lives will change. We must rise daily with the knowledge that if we are not where we need to be in our lives, change must precede any possibility of success. Wouldn’t it be great if we never needed to evaluate where we are in life, but that is just not the case. Wouldn’t it also be great if we could be like Jesus as described by the writers of Hebrews in 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” We can live knowing that He will be the same forever in a world that is constantly needing positive change. We are not and do not stay the same. In 2022 our prayer must be that we recognize our needs and adjust our lives accordingly.