Thursday, January 21, 2010

The New Has Come

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Cor. 5:17 (NIV)
New Year-New Beginning...the old has gone, and the new has come. God has graciously given us another year. What will you do with this special gift of time? Some make new year resolutions, only to check off one or two at year's end and leave others undone. Life just gets in the way, doesn't it? But wait a minute...if you are in Christ, you are a new creation, and in Jesus we have everything we need!
Let's begin the new year with God's Word..."Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105). We can "pray and ask God for everything we need, always giving thanks" (Phil. 4:6). I challenge you to "hide (treasure, store up) God's word in your heart (and mind)" (Psalm 119:11) by memorizing a new scripture every month, week, or day- according to your ability- in the new year. Seek the Lord every morning, always giving thanks for what He has done for you and yours, and ask for an extra measure of faith to fulfill your day. Then start on your memory work, saying it out loud so YOU will hear and digest the scripture.
What will be the first scripture you memorize in this new year? Please respond in "Comments".
Pray for:
  • Wisdom and inspiration to learn and teach the Word of God.
  • Salvation for each household for generations to come.

Thanks for being a praying grandmother!



  1. I'm memorizing Psalm 27:4 - "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple." (NIV)

  2. One scripture I'm memorizing is Proverbs 21:30-"There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD." KJV

  3. Lord, give me a "remnant heart" of courageous faith of preparedness, alertness, of gratitude & worship. I pray that my family & myself will be sustained in the midst of confusion & falling away & will be able to move forward always. That we will be ready for the "new" in the approaching season and "I ask You to allow my strength to equal my days".(Deut. 33:25) In Jesus'powerful and wonderful name, Amen
    Beverly H

  4. Deut. 33:12 "Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders." NIV