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Do you know déja vu and vúja de?

Déja vu is that strange feeling of familiarity when you walk into a new place. But what is vúja de? Well, it is exactly the opposite. It is to experience everything as if for the first time. Just think – what would happen if you started living the other way around, if you lived as if every day was your first? Don't you think your entire outlook on life would be turned upside down if you started every day afresh with God, your spouse, friends, colleagues – yes, with everyone and everything around you? Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could forget about all your anger and disappointment every night and tear up that little black book you keep in your heart? Well, here's a bit of good news: God does vuja de with us every day. He begins each new day afresh. His mercy is brand new every morning, according to Lamentations 3. The living God renews us from the inside very day, as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4.

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