Podcast #97: “This Year (Happy New Year)” by JJ Heller

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

It is the time of year when the crystal ball drops and the calendar changes. This is definitely a season when we stop and reflect and consider what the new year will bring. JJ Heller’s song “This Year (Happy New Year)” is a terrific song to help us leap into the new year while we internalize a cry from Hosea and a dramatic ending of a season in David’s life in 2 Samuel 12.


We can learn from David as he journeys through a difficult season.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • My cry to all of us for the new year – Hosea 6:1, 3
    • Renew
    • Know
    • Strive
  • My commitment to my third Bible Read Through…join me by signing up at KeithFerrin.com!
  • The Bible Interaction Tool for reading unfamiliar translations…I like The Voice Translation this year!
  • Seasons that you don’t know have ended until they’re gone
  • Seasons you can see coming to an end
  • A preview of some of the seasons in David’s life – 2 Samuel
  • A tragic season in David’s life and how he walked it out – 2 Samuel 12:15-23
  • David’s fanatical plea to God calls for His grace, mercy, and intervention
  • The difference between living WITH regret and living IN regret
  • Seeing what is on the other side of this tragic season – 2 Samuel 12:24-25

Enjoy the official music video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

It would be amazing if you would join me in the Bible Read Through. I won’t even mind if you jump in and take a pass on my weekly challenges because you’re reading so much during the Read-Through! Otherwise, pick up your Bible and start reading 2 Samuel! Start in Chapter 1 and head all the way through Chapter 12, where we are today. Consider how David ended this tragic season and what God might ask of you.

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