New Year, New You?

He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.
Psalm 40:3-4 NIV

Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

new-year-new-you-1-2017-2p  You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


  1. Hi Lilla,
    Happy new year to you and your family!
    These are some powerful scriptures.
    What I like about Ephesians 4:22-24 is it says for us to put off the old and put on the new.
    It doesn’t say to wait on God to do it for us.
    This is a reminder that we have to have the right attitude if we want to see a positive change in our lives.
    We have to reevaluate our beliefs.
    Being a Christian is like growing up all over again and starting new.

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    1. “Growing up all over again.” A right attitude is vital for positive change. Your words ring true. So sorry for the late reply. I’m out of town and off the grid for a family emergency. B Blessed in 2017! 😀

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  2. Raphael, Thank you for sharing these. Praise the Lord for the continued freshness and newness of life through all ages and stages. preparing us for eternity, to share His glory. Blessings for the new year. ~ Fran

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    1. You are very welcome! I pray we renew our minds daily, accept His mercies daily and look forward to what God would do to and through each one of us. May you have a very blessed 2017 🙂


    1. Happy New Year Steve! The year didn’t end quite as I planned but I can’t complain. I am once again healthy and hopefully will blog (somewhat) regularly. Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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