A new year is an opportunity to do things better—or to change things about yourself or your life that you don’t like.
Before you start, think about what you base your identity on. Do you put yourself down or are always looking for others’ approval?
If you want real and lasting change in 2023, knowing who you are in Christ is important. In other words, discover how valuable you are to the One who has the ability to make “all things new.”
As you read these 10 promises from God, pause to thank Him in advance for working in your heart and life this year.
“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”
—Revelation 21:5 (ESV)
“No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.”
—Luke 5:36-38 (NASB)
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near.”
—Isaiah 55:6 (ESV)
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
—Isaiah 43:19 (ESV)
“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 (NKJV)
“Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly.”
—Job 8:7 (NASB)
“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.”
—Hebrews 3:4 (NASB)
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.”
—Isaiah 40:28 (NKJV)
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
—Romans 6:4 (ESV)
“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.”
—Joel 2:25 (ESV)
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