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The ONE YEAR MINI FOR Women
By Ronald A. Beers V. Gilbert Beers
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.Copyright © 2005 Ronald A. Beers and V. Gilbert Beers
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Chapter OneJanuary 1
Happy New Year
It's a brand-new year. Is it really possible for me to get a fresh start?
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. Lamentations 3:23
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10
* Today begins a brand-new year, and God rejoices when you are able to see today-and every day-as a new beginning. Each new day gives you new opportunities to know God better. God renews his mercies to you every single day. Don't be burdened by yesterday's (or last year's!) failures or regrets. Instead, let today be a fresh new beginning to a fresh new year.
I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. PHILIPPIANS 1:6
The year is new, but I still feel like the same woman I was yesterday. How do I get a new start?
Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
* Where are you in your spiritual life? Is Jesus your Savior? If so, then you are already a new person, and your new life has begun. Perhaps you're not sure about this, or maybe Jesus was once part of your life but has not been so recently. To really get a new start, commit or recommit to a relationship with Jesus. Look forward to this new year of walking with the Lord.
The one sitting on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new!" REVELATION 21:5
Forgiveness and Cleansing
I want to start life anew by being forgiven and cleansed. Will God truly do that?
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. Ephesians 36:26
* Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from the inside out. With a clean new heart, you will also enjoy a new relationship with God. Will God truly do that? Yes! That's why he allowed his Son, Jesus, to die-so that you could be cleansed and forgiven. He's just waiting for you to ask.
"Come now, let us argue this out," says the Lord. "No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool." ISAIAH 1:18
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This pocket sized devotional book has small sized passages for each day based on the bible. For those who don't have too much time and want just an introductory taste of the bible, this is the perfect resource. For those who want indepth study or who are battleing difficult circumstances or trials, this devotional choice will not be approproaiate. This book is for the everday woman with time for casual reading as she faces every day stresses. For those burdened with grief or traumatic circumstance, this will not provide the spitiual food needed to get through the day. I feel this makes a good gift for someone not really familiar with the bible, who feels the bible itself is too overwhelming to tackle.
I love this Womens One Year Mini. What a perfect way to begin your day by reading the word which we so heavily rely one. A wonderful theme for each day with 3-4 scriptures and a small commentary to meditate on throughout your day.