Friday, January 01, 2010


NEW!!!  Fresh!  Different from the former or old!  Not previously experienced or encountered is our 2010!  It is novel!  It is now!  It is tomorrow and its 364 days!  And it is opportunity for new discoveries in our life with Christ! 

The Greek word for new is Kainos, which means unprecedented, uncommon, and novel.  Kainos is used forty-four times in the New Testament, and the Word of God speaks, boldly proclaims, "if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; the old has gone, the NEW has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV). 

Our new has come!  And you, dear friend, today, in this fresh beginning, in this new year, are novel.  No one else is like you.  You are God's choice servant, and you are a new creation in Christ Jesus, an unprecedented work of His grace! 

And, what God has for you is kainos!  His new! God is always at work in your life.  He is a 24/7 God!  And His handiwork in your life in 2010 will be a new thing not even considered by you before God brings it to pass in your life.  Yes, that is your 2010!  That is your new year!  A gift of the unworn, unused, unprecedented, uncommon!  Behold, it is here, and what God opens, no person has power to close.  Praise His name! 

Rejoice!  Be glad!  Proclaim God as your God of your new year!

Expect!  Receive, day by day, God's kainos for you! 

Name!  Pray the word of God into those areas of your life that need His new!

Exalt!  Lift up Jesus, bring Him glory, in everything you say and do in 2010!

Wait!  Be still and know that He is God this very moment and in every moment of your new year!

Escape!  Avoid any snare the enemy has for you by finding safety in your Strong Tower and His truth!

Determine!  Trust in the arms of your Shepherd, Who loves you and guides your steps!  He cannot fail you!

Blessings to all of you!  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!  I admit I was not very sad to say, "Goodbye" to 2009!  I am  looking forward to God's moving and His giving of His best for 2010!

Dear Father God, how great your are!  You are the One, the only, true God, and I praise you for our Rock, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, and His name that is above every other name!  Oh, Lord, help us all to seek Your glory for this new year!  When we get ahead of You, please bring us back to your side with your Shepherd's staff and rod.  And, dear Father, help us to trust Your work in our lives and to believe and see Your glory.  We give you and will give you praise and honor forever!  Amen!

I love you all, dearest friends!!!


  1. Andrea:

    I'm just hopping around this afternoon from one blog to another, and was going to email and say Happy New Year and found that you had just posted a new page.

    I just say AMEN to all you've mentioned here... God is very much alive and well and has so much in store for us in 2010, I just know it!

    I've just been looking up at my little plaque on the wall that says BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. Today, I feel like God is saying Be still and KNOW, usually I feel He wants me to BE STILL. But for 2010, I want to KNOW... know that He is God in a deeper way, and KNOW HIM at a deeper level. May it be so for each one of us.

    Blessings and love,


  2. Happy New Year, Andrea ~ Looking forward to another year with you ... Huggers, TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Thank you so much for your post today, this is very encouraging for the new year ahead. I'm so glad I found your blog.
    Happy blessed new year friend

  4. What a good word to open the new year with! Then again, I've come to expect nothing but light here. If anyone could grumble a bit, you certainly could! Yet here you are espousing all that is good in the Lord.

    The best is yet to come.


  5. Greetings to you dear Andrea,

    Thank you for this most encouraging post!


    NEW.... in Christ... amen!


  6. Andrea,

    What a wonderful message to start the new year! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!



  7. Beautiful thoughts for the new year...abundant blessings and joy for you and your family in 2010!

  8. He has made everything new ...... 2010 has never been and never will be again..... HE has already walked into 2010 and HE awaits us!

  9. Hi Andrea! I hope everything is calming down for you and that you have a wonderful January! It feels good, doesn't it? I like 2010 already! YOU are so easy to love.

  10. How very encouraging and inspiring, Andrea! Nice to know that through Christ, we are new creatures. Blessings to you in 2010!

  11. Oh yes dear friend...let us all say goodbye to 2009 and look forward with much joy and anticipation for all those new opportunities that the Lord Jesus has in store for everyone who Believes in Him!

    Have a blessed new 2010 dear one!


  12. Looking forward to reading all of what God lays upon your servant heart.

    I drink in your words every single time you post.

    Love to you~


  13. Thank you for the encouragement, Andrea! May the Lord pour himself out upon you in new and depper ways in this new year!!!

  14. Andrea,

    Wow! Did you have a make-over?

    You are pumped.

    And, now, I think that you've got me excited about 2010.

    I'll be on the lookout for the something new that He has for me.

    Something kainos.

    Sweet dreams.

  15. This really IS a feast. What a beautiful blog!
    I'll definitely be back for inspiration and encouragement.

  16. Beautiful~ bless you dearest friend!!!
    Happy New Year!!

    Love~ Jen

  17. Thank you for that encouraging post Andrea! I receive that, all things new and restored, (even if it means patience and a lot of work). We say YES to the NEW in 2010! A new decade to give God Glory and Honor in Jesus name.

    Love Robin

  18. Happy New Year Andrea! I look forward to a new year full of hope and to reading your blog of course! Jill

  19. Unprecedented....I love that. My heart rejoices to think of what unprecedented wonders He has for all of His children this next year. Blessings, Andrea!

  20. Amen! And a happy new year blessing to you!

  21. I like to look forward, not back. Have a blessed 2010!

  22. Wonderful, wonderful words of life. Thanks!!


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