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 is changed. This is definitely a season where 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 journey’s through a difficult season.

On 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 of reading in 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 calling 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



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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the live version on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

Download the single or album by clicking the link below.

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 in 2 Samuel! Start in chapter 1 and head all the way through chapter 12 where we were today. Consider how David ended this tragic season and what God might be asking of you.

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