A year to ‘renew’ in a new year

Oh this picture just seemed so fitting, to just plunge right in the unknown of 2017, even if it is uncomfortable, as you pop up and feel the JOY of just taking that step and just going for it!

Every year I pray about a ‘word’ that is impressed upon me to be aware of, to think and ponder about, to feel direction that the Lord may be going with me in the year. Isn’t it refreshing knowing that 2017 is a beginning of sorts and we can either keep on keeping on or have an attitude of, “this is a NEW year take out the old and bring in the new” kind of feeling.

So, I’ve been really looking at the verse in the bible 

Isaiah 40:27-31

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

This is out of the message however the word renew in the NIV (but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength) is what gets me most. It’s really about the RE in front of the word. It makes it an action word. I could go on but look at this…..

rebuild, refine, regain, rejoice, release, remind, reply, request, revive, rewind, reclaim, reestablish, restore, remodel, remember, I could just go on and on……I find myself putting RE in front of everything. 

I am thinking it is time I go back and maybe re________ some subjects in my world. 

RENEW, RENEW, RENEW! I just read the sweetest thing this morning that just made me smile to my Jesus, in Psalms it says, ‘He renews your youth- You’re always young in His presence.’ I can take some of that! It sure makes me want to spend more time with Him in the word and prayer, this morning when I set my bible down I walked away feeling a little younger, a bit giggly.

I may just keep writing about this subject of REnew!

Happy New Year!

January 9, 2017 - 10:59 pm

Tina Williams - Re-reading this! Love the truth and inspiration it brings. So much hope.
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