Friday, January 1, 2010


New Year in Tokyo

Merrillee here, wishing you all a fabulous new year. Often in a new year, we think about how we can do things better. We want a new beginning, and we can have that new beginning in Christ. I'm going to share a few scriptures that talk about a new life. Let's start the new year with the word of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Epheisians 4:22-24 (NIV)
22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Do you have a favorite scripture or an inspiring thought to start the new year?


  1. One of my favorites that inspires me, is Micah 6:8
    He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord requires of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

  2. Terri,
    I like that scripture, too, especially the part about walking humbly with your God.

  3. Thank you for sharing these Scripture verses, Merrillee. I have so many favorites, but one that is speaking to me strongly these days is from 1 Corinthians 14:40: Let all things be done decently and in order. ~ Since this is the year I am determined to de-clutter and really get organized, I am clinging to this verse. Happy New Year! Patti Jo :)


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