What was so great about 2008 that I would cling to it as I go into 2009? Some things. But not many.
What was so great about me in 2008 that I would cling to it as I go into 2009? Sheesh.
What was so great about my habits and patterns and priorities and time allocations in 2008 that I would cling to them as I go into 2009? I'm seeing a pattern here.
What is it going to take for me to change in 2009? Are prayer and fasting too high a price to pay? Is risk too high a price to pay? How about scariness? How about untried newness? Are they really that bad?
Is there any law, at the federal or state or local level, that forbids me to become a new man in 2009? Any verse in the Bible? Anything in my church's by-laws? Anything of any authority anywhere?
Why stay the way we are? The power of the resurrection is in the world today. We don't have to die before we die.
In 2009, Christ welcomes all who want to live again.