My Genesis

Renee Ann Smith —  February 2, 2014 — 7 Comments
Have I mentioned that my One Word for 2014 is NEW 🙂

New is a small word with a big impact. We use it all the time because it has levels of meaning that reach into all areas of our lives. Here are a few I dug out of the Merriam-Webster . . .

  • Being other than the former.
  • Beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing.
  • Different from one of the same category that has existed.
  • Made or become fresh.
  • Altered. Changed. Improved. Redesigned. Au courant. Cutting-edge. Dewy. Distinct. Newfangled. Spick-and-span. Unique. Unspoiled. Untried. Untrodden.

Is a fresh start too much to expect for those of us whose lives are a bit frayed around the edges? I don’t think so. How many folks in the Bible received a fresh start exactly when it seemed impossible?

 Job                               Jacob (Israel)                Moses
Rahab                           Naomi                          Joseph’s brothers   
Ruth                              David                           Naaman
Paul (Saul)                    Zacchaeus                   Dorcas
Mary Magdalene           Lazarus                        Peter

  . . . Plus many more . . .

And the God who authored their NEW beginnings is the same God who “wrote all the days ordained for me in His book before there was yet one of them.”

So because He is unchanging, I can count on Him to make me NEW.

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“God, make a fresh start in me.
Shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don’t throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
Put a fresh wind in my sails!”
Psalm 51:10-12

Genesis Week 7b

A Genesis week . . .

Gathering together my chaos and forming something good and purposeful from it.
I love that!

Wishing you a Genesis week, my friends.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me. Blessings!

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***Follow this link to read more about choosing One Word for 2014.

This week I might be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Sharing His Beauty, Mommmy Monday Blog Hop, Monday Musings, Hear It on Sunday, Unite @Rich Faith Rising, Modest Mondays, Teach Me Tuesdays, Titus 2 Tuesdays, Teaching What Is Good, What I Learned This Week, Titus 2sday Link-up, Raising Homemakers, Deep Roots at Home, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, Winsome Wednesday, Wise Woman Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, In Him We Live, Juana Mikels Wednesday Link-up, Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party, Thursday Favorite Things, Thriving Thursday, Hearts for Home, Thoughtful Thursday, Cozy Book Hop, Booknificent Thursday, Tell His Story, Thought Provoking Thursday, Raising Mighty Arrows, Share the Joy Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Thrive @Home Link Up, Grace at Home, Faith-filled Friday, Fellowship Friday, Friendship Friday, Freedom Friday, Womanhood w/ Purpose Friday Link Up, Essential Friday Link-up, Sunday Collective, Sunday Stillness, and Heart Reflected.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

7 responses to My Genesis

  1. I love your word for the year. New is a great word and I know you will have fun with this one. I loved your list of Biblical individuals.
    My word for the year is Charity and I look forward to sharing more thoughts on this one.
    Blessings for sharing this one!

  2. Love that He shapes something good from our chaos. Wonderful thought, Renee. Praying this for my week ahead!

  3. Renee…Your word for the year is short and sweet. They say the best things come in small packages. That God can create something new out of our chaos is so humbling to reflect on. Thank you for an encouraging post and for sharing at WJIM’s Monday’s Musings. Have a blessed rest of the week.

  4. love this friend! what a perfect word for the year… so refreshing and hopeful. his mercies are NEW every morning–great is his faithfulness. bless you. e.

  5. Awesome post and verse Renee Ann!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Congrats – you’ve been featured this week! 🙂

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