When I hear the word ‘new’,  a few things come to mind. I think of things like just starting out, firsts, not old, potential, excitement. I’ve been thinking about it being a ‘new’ year. How this is the time to start afresh and to try ‘new’ things, to set goals and to find confidence to walk in the unknown of what lies ahead for this ‘New’ Year.

I also think of passages such as…

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become NEW.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“And he that sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things NEW. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5)

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are NEW every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22, 23)

and even, “…but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13,14)

Now, there are things that I am intentionally trying to remember. The things I have purposed to be grateful for. They are are all around me. I am practicing seeing them, grasping them and hiding them in my heart. Tucked away for safe keeping and in times of need. My hope is, that if I am so busy concentrating on whats from above, I will be able to deal with what’s here below. Life stuff that weighs down, pilfering joy and peace, enticing me back into its stealing embrace.

Gazing, fixed vision, stayed on Jesus, there is always HOPE(!), for I have been set FREE!

131~New memories, laughter created with loved ones

132~New mercies, strength during a cloudy, emotional time

133~New understandings, between old friends (I love you!)

134~New graces, given for each step I take toward my Father

135~New provision, for all our needs, (even some of our wants)

136~New joys, creating things using God-bestowed gifts…given on purpose, to ME

137~New opportunities, to share the Light of Life in darkened lives

138~New revelations, life-changing sacred words

139~New pink fuzzy slippers!

140~New vision, seeing gifts abundant, showering down from Heavenly barns

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ali @ an ordinary mom January 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Love you too, deary!

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Traci January 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

((((HUG))))
(fanning myself so I don’t cry…too much)
:)

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