New Year, New You

This is what God says…“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” (Isaiah 43:19 MSG) It’s that time of year again when many of us will be making new year resolutions that we probably won’t keep.Continue reading “New Year, New You”

He Makes Everything New

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5 NIV) The new year is a great reminder of the fact that God is in the business of making new things. From Genesis to Revelation, we seeContinue reading “He Makes Everything New”

Forgetting the Worse, Remembering the Worthy

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV) I heard a message once about the need to forget the hurtful things that someone said or did to us, if we’re to live a victoriousContinue reading “Forgetting the Worse, Remembering the Worthy”

Rise Again with Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV) This year has no doubt been hard on all of us. Not many of us will be quick to heed Paul’s exhortation in today’s passage to “give thanks,” let alone “in all circumstances.” But if you’reContinue reading “Rise Again with Gratitude”