2: different from one of the same category that has existed previously
And so we have the definitions of what might be considered the plans we make for each beginning year. We have a cherished desire and look forward to the resumption of life and happiness in this year that we experienced in the last year, but with an assumed understanding that desired changes in the coming year are things that we can reasonably expect to become reality.
Or, is it in the hope I have in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of my soul? The One who redeemed my past, who redeems my present and who will redeem my future? The Creator God who knows me from the inside out and who holds my furture in His hands. He is the source of my expectations, my dreams, my desire to take up my life in 2013 and make better use of His blessings by seeking His will for my every move.
So, Happy New Year! May you find your motivation to walk well with the Lord and live well His desires for us and His plan for our life.