- New perspectives – opening myself up to see things through God’s eyes instead of my own, realizing that sort of view will change me, change my pre-conceived notions, change my interactions with others, my relationships, my work, my effort, my thinking patterns, etc!
- New experiences – being willing to attempt things that may usually cause me great anxiety and fear, knowing if God has it for me, He’s for me in it 🙂 and my confidence is in Him and how He has gifted me
- New every-days – caring for myself is important too, and most likely most important because I can’t care well for others if I’m not healthy myself – this means emotionally, spiritually, and physically. There’s also an aspect of self-kindness too – forgiving myself when I fail instead of condemning myself, letting go of rigidity and trying to be more flexible with myself (and others!), letting myself enjoy the days and putting things into my days that fill my heart too 🙂
And re”new”al – those things in my life that are broken, damaged, neglected – giving them to God to heal and restore as He sees fit and in His timing. Trying to be positive and delightfully surprised instead of skeptical or pessimistic as I experience how He makes all things new in ways I could never have imagined.
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.2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!