Friday, August 19, 2011

New

I love new things, new clothes, new hair color, new hair style, new car.  I would even move every year just to have a new house - if it didn't involve so much money and work.

I think sometimes new is equated with better.  Maybe that's why the divorce rate is so high.  If I can just get a new husband things would be better.  New things are often used to buy happiness.  If I had a new house, or a new body, then I would be happy.  But it rarely works that way, does it?

New things can't make us happy.  Why?  Because the new soon becomes old.  

Only the newness that comes from Jesus can truly satisfy.  His"new" brings peace and contentment

And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.  Ezekiel 36:26

Many blessings,

Written in response to Five Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama, and Brag on God Friday at Beholding Glory.
      

18 comments:

  1. AAAAAMEEENNNNN!!!!! The new of this world does not even come CLOSE to the new that we are in Christ. Great post!!

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  2. HI Lisa - as I was reading this it came to mind that God gives us new mercies every day. I am so grateful for that. And a new husband? No thank you......tooo much pt and effort invested in the old one! :)
    God bless and have a great weekend
    Tracy

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  3. I agree Mandy. No comparison, so let's seek only what comes from Him!

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  4. Yes! Such truth in your words this morning!

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  5. I so often fall into that trap, I love new things too! What a wonderful promise that Jesus takes are old sin worn hearts and makes them new and holy!

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  6. Amen! New soon becomes old and we start all over again. But God's new is always fresh and exciting!

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  7. Amen! I could've saved myself a lot of money if I'd realized this fact earlier in my life. Praising Him that I am a new creation...a slave no longer to my former self!

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  8. Such wonderful truth. The new I desperately yearn for will one day become old. But His mercies never get old and they are new every day!

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  9. Thank goodness God's mercy is new every day....

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  10. Beautiful -- the new does quickly become old. Kind of reminds me about the living water and how we will never thirst again.

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  11. Beautiful. And I LOVE your closing verse.

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  12. Hi Lisa
    That is one of my favorite verses. Great post.
    Blessings, Chelle

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  13. YES Lisa, we were thinking similarly today! So cool to read your post today and see the common threads. Loving peace and contentment far more than new stuff that always gets old!
    Blessings to you!
    lisa

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  14. And sometimes the "new" is disappointing and falls apart and you wish you had the "old" back! HA!
    Thanks for the transparency of this post.
    Visiting from FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY.
    Nice to *meet* you.

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  15. Wow... ok... yeah, I needed this today. Thanks so much.

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  16. Yep: new isn't always better. It is wonderful to trust that Jesus does make all things new.

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  17. His mercies are NEW every morning!

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