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Monday, January 4, 2010

"new"

"new"

this is the word that keeps coming up in my heart as the "new" year begins.


according to dictionary.com, the definition for "new" is having just been made or come into being;  of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; or something not previously experienced or encountered.

"the thing that has been---it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again, and there is nothing new under the sun." ecclesiastes 1:9

there is only One who can make things "new." only He can create the "new" out of nothing.  all else that is brought about by us is brought about by things that already have been.

when we use the word "new," we usually mean "new" to us. but when God uses the word "new," he means "never existed before."

"behold, i am doing a new thing! now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." isaiah 43:19

"and He Who is seated on the throne said, 'see! I make all thing new.' also He said, 'record this, for these sayings are faithful and true.'" revelation 21:5

so many times when we look to God for Him to take care of us, we think He is going to do so in ways that seem likely to us. but, God is in the "new" making business. He does not take old things and fix them up. He creates a "new" thing.

i do not want to try and figure out what God is doing in my heart or what "new" thing He is going to do. i just want to be excited for the "new" thing that God has promised.




30 comments:

The Real Me! said...

Amen sister! Great perspective.
Hugs
Kim

SusanD said...

He creates a "new" thing. I love that and anxiously wait for what "new" business God is making in me. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

septembermom said...

Wonderful way to think of the "new" that we all are waiting for and need in so many ways. God bless you for your insights!

Darcie said...

I think that is what I LOVE about a "new" year...even a "new" day is the promise of a fresh begining...the newness.

Thanks for sharing.

RCUBEs said...

I pray that my heart is always able to discern for those new things He wants me to do for His glory for this new season. Your post is a beautiful reminder, to not look back to the past, but look forward to what is new. "We are new creations" and so, glory to God! Blessings and love to you sister.

Tara said...

My favorite sentences...

He does not take old things and fix them up. He creates a "new" thing.

Jennifer W. said...

Beautiful. And a beautiful way to look forward to the new year!
Jen

Kristin said...

I love that! I am excited for whatever new thing He decides to do too!

Andrea said...

AMEN! I, too want to be excited as GOD reveals HIMSELF in and through my heart. I pray this year I will become closer to the person HE created me to be! Yes, indeed, I am praying for a miracle in this frail body....remembering nothing is impossible with GOD!

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Loren said...

Amen Christie! Gods ways are HIGHER than our and trying to figure it out will only be a waste of time! Trusting and obeying and enjoying the process will be an amazing journey!!

Praising HIM with each NEW day :)

Love you

Annie said...

what a fabulous way to look forward to the new year!
happy new year to you!!
glad you found my blog! :)

Annie said...

p.s. you have such a beautiful family!! cute kiddos!!

Mich said...

I liked this...

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, I love this. It never occurred to me before, that a new thing is 'new' and not just 'new to us.' Great word today, Christy!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

What a wonderful word to "live" by. God is constantly doing a new thing in us. And He who begins these good works will carry them on to completion.

May you feel ALIVE in the newness!

Love, Jennifer

amanda said...

just what i needed today!!

Carolyn said...

Lovely post. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Happy 2010. X.

Shanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was nice to "meet" you! Your kids are adorable!!

Heart2Heart said...

Christie,

I am thankful that God creates a new person in us each time we seek true forgiveness in our lives. It's like having an Etch o Sketch and God shakes it all away allowing us to once again create a beautiful picture. The old one is long gone!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Brandi said...

Hi Christy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment. Your kids are just adorable and I ♥ your littlest guy's long hair! Too cute!

I thought this post was great... it's like when He never closes one door without opening another. I'm excited as well for all the 'new' He will reveal to me this year! :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

This was perfect.....and just what I needed to read today.

New....ahhhhhhh.....what a privilege to be made new by The Creator Himself.

Catherine Anne said...

Beautiful family, words, music beautiful blog!!!!

Foursons said...

Well said! A love a new start and I love that He freely gives it when I wake up each morning. Grace is a beautiful thing.

Love that you are my newest follower! You picked a week when I am tied up with work and may not have many new posts, but I promise I usually post Monday-Friday for sure!

Linda said...

I think we are definitely on the same page Christy. I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store. In so many ways I feel a sense of peace about it all.
Praying He does something marvelous and New in your heart.

bluecottonmemory said...

2009 had a lot of New things it in - a new daughter in law (never had one before) and a new home in a new state with new challenges. My boys keep wanting to return to the "old" ways of life - and sometimes I'm right there with them. However, I keep reminding them and me that in this new and different place, God's promises are constantly renewed - thought those promises have been there since Moses and Abraham. This newness is uncomfortable because we do not have it all figured out yet - we just have to walk in faith that God's "New" will have more blessing - because He called us into it!

Here's to genuine, heart-felt excitement about God's New plans!

Julie said...

Amen, sister, Amen..... I am so ready for this new thing He is doing. I just feel it in my bones... something's up for 2010.....

Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet words. You always bless me with your visits!

I've put up my first post about my journey into grace.... So it begins.

Have a blessed night!

Karen said...

Loved this....

mama's smitten said...

Hi Christy! Thanks for stopping by. It is so nice to visit your blog and meet you. I look forward to following you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi!

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