Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 - A New Beginning



Happy New Year!

My husband led our morning devotion today. He began in the beginning, in Genesis. On the first day of the new year, our family tradition is to have a special time together, and begin in His word.

"In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

Friends, in the beginning God created. The word created, is the Hebrew word "bara". A verb. The action word, which means to create, shape, to form by cutting, fashion, to transform, cut out, pare down, to give new conditions and circumstances, to polish.

You are reading this today, so you are still here for His purpose. God is creating in you, actively working each day to transform and polish you into something of beauty that will take his breath away - the likeness of His son Jesus.

God is not bound by time or a new years day. He is the beginning and the end. But, today for us, it is the beginning of a new year. A new beginning for each of us.

In the beginning of year 2010, no matter what comes your way these next twelve months, He is at work creating something beautiful in you.

Remember that.


11 comments:

Runner Mom said...

Joanne, thanks for that beautiful reminder. I read the same scripture this morning, too. Love how God speaks to each of us in so many ways.

Hugs,
Susan

Mari said...

Good reminder! I read that passage this morning too. Coincidence? I think not!

Barbara said...

What a great reminder to start the New Year! May it be a blessed and prosperous one for you and your family.

B His Girl said...

I pray we use our new beginnings to honor God more in our life. Happy New Year Joanne!

Kristen said...

absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Such beautiful thoughts for today...so glad I stopped by....

Erin said...

Your words never cease to amaze me, inspire me, give me chills and remind me how wonderful He is to us. Thank you! I hope God continues to bless you because when he blesses you, you bless me.

-Erin

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing this and may our hearts and lives represent our GOD and glorify HIM all the more in 2010.

Happy New Year to you sister and your family.

eph2810 said...

This is beautiful Joanne. Thank you for the reminder that He is constantly working in and through us.

Have a super blessed 2010.

christy rose said...

He is at work creating something beautiful in me! Thanks Joanne!
I hope you have a blessed new year!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Lovely reminder! Happy New Year!!

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