In the twenty-seventh year,in the first month on the first day, the word of the LORD came to me:(Eze 29:17)
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the fall of the city--on that very day the hand of the LORD was upon me and he took me there. (Eze 40:1)
It is the start of a new year. And although all days are significant to God, I feel a rise of expectancy and faith for good things from the Lord this year: a year of a move of the Spirit of the Lord and great fruitfulness. Whatever your expectation, there is no better way to start the year than like Ezekiel: knowing the hand of the Lord on your life and hearing and responding to his word.