New-Minded Thoughts for a New Year (chart)
||Motivation and Power to:
||Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
||Discard habits and attitudes of the old life; nurture the new God-life.
||…be renewed in the spirit of your mind…put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:23, 24)
||Build new habits and new attitudes through the strength of the new God-given nature.
||He has put a new song in my mouth-praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3)
||Rejoice in God and praise Him openly that others might also come to faith in Him.
|New Things From God
||Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. (Isaiah 42:9) For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17) Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:5a)
||Expect God’s promises to continue to be fulfilled as they have been in the past. Put aside the past and hopefully anticipate the future. Know that God the King is ultimately in control.
||Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
||Seek strength for each new day from the Lord of all mercies.
||…To him who overcomes I will give…a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it. (Revelation 2:17)
||Realize we are unique in God’s sight—He knows us by a special name that describes us as He sees us, perfected in Christ.
||A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:34)
||Determine to exercise God’s kind of unselfish, unconditional care toward others.
||And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant,…that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:15)
||Be joyfully confident in God’s promise of our eternal inheritance.