New Year’s Day

Psalm 51 10

So it is the start of a new year with endless possibilities.  For this year, I have chosen my main word of the year to be “create” and I shared yesterday why.

But I have chosen two other words as well.  I have chosen “delight” from the verse Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart”.  I want to choose this year to delight in the Lord, in my family, our church, our homeschooling and life in general.

Another word I have chosen is “faith” from the verse Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the evidence of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.”  This is one of Dennis’ favorite verses to preach on and I love hearing it.  It speaks to my heart and my soul.

Finally another word I have chosen is “trust”.  I know in the coming months with Dennis reenlisting and preparing to also enroll in the seminary for his masters degree in divinity and the possibility of an impending move from PCS orders, trust is going to become important.  I love the verses found in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”  I loved hearing this verse in the movie, “Flywheel”.

So what is your word and/or verse for the year?  I look forward to hearing from you.

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Day

  1. I really love the tradition of choosing a word for the year – it helps to give focus and set the direction in which you want to move. I wrote about my word in my post today, and included a linkup – you’re certainly welcome to add this post to the linkup if you’d like!

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    1. THE MATH BOOK AND THE BIBLE-BY STEVE FINNELL
      It seems odd that people believe the “Math Book” to be inerrant, but question the infallibility of the “Bible” when it does not suit their doctrinal positions.

      MATH BOOK: Chapter 2 page 7 Two plus two equals four.

      Did you ever hear anyone say Ch 2.7 is not included in some versions of the Math Book, therefore; two plus two does not equal four? No, everyone trusts the Math Book.

      BIBLE: Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

      Some believers say this verse is not included in some translations of the Bible; therefore water baptism has nothing to do with your salvation. Leading some to believe the Bible cannot be trusted.

      MATH BOOK: Chapter 2 page 7 Two plus two equals four.

      What if a math teacher said, “In my opinion two plus two equals seven?” Would you believe that? No, you would believe the Math Book.

      BIBLE: 1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

      Some preachers say baptism has nothing to do with salvation. I guess the Bible is in error once again.

      MATH BOOK: Chapter 2 page 7 Two plus two equals four.

      If you looked in the Math Book commentary and it said that two plus two equals four is a mistake; because in the original language it means two alone equals four and the other two was mistranslated. Would you believe the commentary? No, you would believe the Math Book.

      BIBLE: Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

      Some men say that “for” has been mistranslated and should be translated as “because of.” Should you trust what some men say or trust the Bible?

      Believers and nonbelievers alike never question that Hannibal crossed the Alps on elephants. No one doubts that George Washington was the first president of the U.S.A. We understand that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in three small boats, no question about it. The only proof we have confirming these historical facts are books. We trust history books written by men, however,we doubt the facts recorded in the Bible.

      THE MATH BOOK: We trust to be infallible!
      THE BIBLE: Many believers say it has been mistranslated; therefore, we can adjust the facts to comply with our doctrinal view.

      1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures forever….

      Can anyone find God’s truth if they believe they are searching for truth in a FUZZY Bible?

      (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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  2. I too like the idea of choosing the word of the year. I do need to think about this. What word do I want to choose? I think that I also like create but will choose color instead. I am grateful that God has given us a world full of color and light. I’d like to explore this beautiful world by drawing, painting, crocheting blankets and other things, and other crafts. I’d like to explore God’s wonderful world by walking long distances and by taking pictures and by touching that magnificent world. Thank you for inspiring me

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  3. Patti, I’m visiting from the UBC. I love your post! While I write for mixed audiences generally, I am actually an ordained minister. It is so timely to ask God to “renew a right spirit in [us]” Ps 51:10b. I can’t do one word for the year, but if I chose one phrase, it would be that one. Something to cradle in our hearts every evening and every morning, always accepting His renewal. All blessings to you!

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