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"You...have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge
and in the image of its Creator."
Renew = Greek, "anakainoo:" (v.) to make new, to make different, to give new vigor
It's a weird word good enough to end up on the Twittersphere's #FakeCoachellaBandNames list. (For the record, I rather liked John Mayer's "The 5 Six." Catchy.) But thanks to my bestie Camilla, I've recently learned the Greek origin of a word that is painted all over the Bible.
God renews me daily, giving me my portion. Just what I need. Like today, when I woke up to a prescribed portion reading: "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, surely I have a delightful inheritance" (Ps. 16:6) And well, if that's just not the most assuring, happy-go-lucky verse, I don't know what is.
P.S. Baha. Funny, Lord. 16 and 6 have been tied for my favorite numbers since age 3 when I learned my birthday was June 16. Ha. That Guy makes me smile :)
I keep being renewed and reminded:
I have eternal pleasures at His right hand. (Ps. 16:11)
He will uphold me with His right hand. (Is. 41:10)
And now I can't quit looking down at my right hand, 'cause it's holding Someone' s pretty strong one.