Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year Verses

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Begin the New Year meditating on these encouraging Bible verses chosen to inspire a fresh new walk with God and a deeper commitment to living the Christian faith.

New Birth - A Living Hope

    1 Peter 1:3
    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.

    Hope for the Future

      Jeremiah 29:11
      "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

    A New Creation

      2 Corinthians 5:17
      Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

    A New Heart

      Ezekiel 36:25-27
      "Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command.

    Forgetting the Past

      Philippians 3:13-14
      No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.

    Learning from Past Mistakes

      Hebrews 12:10-11
      Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

    Wait on the Lord

      Psalm 37:7
      Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
      Isaiah 40:31
      Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

    God's Timing is Perfect

      Ecclesiastes 3:11
      He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

    Each New Day is Special

      Lamentations 3:22-24
      The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year Quotes

Ten Inspirational, Motivational Quotes for the New Year

Welcome to the New Year! It is time for change, renewal, and celebration. The great thing about today is that yesterday is gone. You can't go back and undo things you have done, but you can embrace today and look toward the future with hope.

Build on yesterday's success and learn from yesterday's failures. Live in today.

Below are ten inspirational, motivational quotes that may encourage you as you begin the journey into the promises of 2010.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
--George Bernard Shaw

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.
--Henry Ford

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
--Helen Keller

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
--Winston Churchill

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
--Yogi Berra

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
--David Ogilvy

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
--Samuel Johnson

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
--Albert Einstein

May this year be the best year of your life!