Friday, January 01, 2010
NEW YEAR, NEW HOPE, NEW HEART
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!!!