Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Well Happy New Year, I fell asleep before the new year, but guess what? It came ahead any how, so it is 2013 now, let us serve the lord with all our heart, our soul and mind, more this year than ever before, our time is running out to tell other of Jesus Christ the Saviour and all he has did for us. This is another year God has given us to be a witness for him. I sure do not want to let my Saviour down. Let's spread the word loud and clear to every one we meet.  Below is the Days of Praise Devotion for today, very meaningful, please take time to read it and take to heart what it is says. 

All Things New

"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful." (Revelation 21:5)

The coming of a new year is a good time to consider that glorious time to come when Christ will make everything new again. In the present age, all things "shall wax old as doth a garment" (Hebrews 1:11) under the bondage of the universal law of decay and death; indeed "the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now" (Romans 8:22).

"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13). There, in the "new Jerusalem," we shall each have "a new name" and sing "a new song" (Revelation 21:2; 2:17; 5:9). We shall have new bodies, "fashioned like unto his glorious body" (Philippians 3:21), and a new dwelling place, prepared by Christ Himself among the "many mansions" in His "Father's house" (John 14:2).

And all the old and dying things will be completely and forever gone. "There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4). "And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away" (Isaiah 35:10).

What a "Happy New Year" that will be! In the meantime, we have His "new covenant" and have each been made "a new creature" in Christ (Hebrews 12:24; Galatians 6:15). Since all His words "are true and faithful," we know His promises are sure. Therefore, already, "old things are passed away; behold all things are become new" through faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). HMM


Deborah said...

Happy New Year Barb! It's been a long time, but I'm trying to get back to blogland!

Phyllis Blickensderfer said...

We do have an opportunity to look ahead, forgive the past as our Lord has forgiven us and move toward the new. God bless!

Theresa said...

Many blessings to you and your family in this New Year! HUGS!

Anita Ashworth said...

Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year Barbara.

NanaNor's said...

From my home to yours, New Year's Blessings to you Barbara. Loved your post; I think many of us were asleep before midnight-I just can't do that any more.
Hugs, Noreen

Lady Violet said...

Happy New Year, Barbara!

Anonymous said...

Hard to Believe it is 2013 now :)
Hope you,and your Family is Fully Blessed...

Jan said...

A very Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family too, Barbara.
Love, Jan

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Barbara, And a Happy New Year to you too... Isn't it nice to have a 'clean slate' ---and have another year to fill it with glorious memories??? Thanks be to God.