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A New Year…A New Decade…New Beginnings



Mega Memory Month 2010


Happy 2010!  

2010 is an exciting prospect for me. As everyone around me is focused on the coming year and resolutions, I stand amazed at what lies ahead. 2010 is so much more than a New Year.  

It is a New Decade…one that will open like a flower in spring, before our very eyes. We can choose to stop and smell the sweetness or busily rush on by without reaping the gift that has been provide before us.  

For me it is time to Slow Down and press into God.  

The last few months of 2009 got away from me, and I did not like how that felt. I wrote less. I didn’t work on my photographs like I should have, although I did take them. I believe I attempted to get too many things organized and squared away at the same time and became overwhelmed and only hit the tips of my mountains.  

Well God’s Word says that I have the faith within me, God’s faith, within me, to move mountains. So mountains I will conquer. With all the ropes securely tied and all those little carbines ready to hold me steady…here we go.  

A good friend on FB posted today that she does not make New Year Resolutions, she sets Goals for the year.  She had 19 for 2009 and succeeded to reach 9 of those. She was content with her progress and had begun this morning to re-evaluate those unmet goals and add a few new ones to the list. She was not feeling as if she had failed, she celebrated her completed goals and moved the unmet ones to 2010, if they still applied.  

She posted this inspiration that stuck with me…  

God has a purpose for everyone, and living to fulfill your purpose is an everyday worship! ~ Lavinia Romero 
So in the Worship of my God I will spend the weekend working on my Goals for 2010…knowing there will be no failures to have. 
 2010 is a New Year, A New Decade…A new time and place in History! 


 The Biblical signifigance of the number 10 is profound in this particular decade.         


 Biblically the number 10 represents: 

  • a start of a whole new order of numbers.
  • the completion of a cycle~nothing missing~nothing added.
  • The Divine Order from God ~ Perfection~ Divine Perfection.


 I see no failure there! However, expecting good things to happen requires positive action! 

The revelation I received immediately upon hearing the concept of 10s signifigance is that we must be aware that this is a decade thing~2010 simply begins the New beginning…it’s going to be much more profound. 

 2010 is actually three 10s in a row. A Trinity~ The Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit.  

 20 represents the concept of God and Jesus being one…and 10 is the Living Testament of the Holy Spirit. Where we are presently. Living in the Spirit.  

I am excited!   I am aware that my revelation may not be your revelation…but I don’t seen anything unbiblical in my revelation yet! I just feel the Spirit stirring within me. 

With that excitement stirring in me I have chosen what I will be memorizing for   Mega Memory Month January 2010. 


 Our Church has embarked upon a transition. Our Pastor stepped up into an evangelistic calling that God had for him. His son has been chosen to take the helm and the pulpit. This all began in November of ’09, and has been flowing smoothly. It is amazing when people move in the unity of God’s calling. 

Our new Pastor has a mighty anointing and a terrific way with the Word of God and we are going to spend the year learning the Who, What and Why of Christ Jesus and all that goes with that!  

Pastor has chosen a Cornerstone Scripture and a Focus Scripture to focus upon for 2010 and this transition…so in keeping  with that focus I have decided to engrave this scriptures on my heart. 

The Corner Stone 

Genesis 11:6 (New American Standard Bible)

  6The LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

The Focus for 2010: 

  Habakkuk 2:2-3 (New American Standard Bible) 

2Then the LORD answered me and said,
         “Record the vision
         And inscribe it on tablets,
         That the one who reads it may run.
    3“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
         It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail
         Though it tarries, wait for it;
         For it will certainly come, it will not delay. 

 The Vision of RLFC:  



Isaiah 61 (New American Standard Bible)


Exaltation of the Afflicted

    1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
         Because the LORD has anointed me
         To bring good news to the afflicted;
         He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
         To proclaim liberty to captives
         And freedom to prisoners;
    2To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
         And the day of vengeance of our God;
         To comfort all who mourn,
    3To grant those who mourn in Zion,
         Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
         The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
         The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting
         So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
         The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
    4Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,
         They will raise up the former devastations;
         And they will repair the ruined cities,
         The desolations of many generations.
    5Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks,
         And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
    6But you will be called the priests of the LORD;
         You will be spoken of as ministers of our God
         You will eat the wealth of nations,
         And in their riches you will boast.
    7Instead of your shame you will have a double portion,
         And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion
         Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land,
         Everlasting joy will be theirs.
    8For I, the LORD, love justice,
         I hate robbery in the burnt offering;
         And I will faithfully give them their recompense
         And make an everlasting covenant with them.
    9Then their offspring will be known among the nations,
         And their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
         All who see them will recognize them
         Because they are the offspring whom the LORD has blessed.
    10I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,
         My soul will exult in my God;
         For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
         He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
         As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
         And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    11For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
         And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
         So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
         To spring up before all the nations.

And for Andrea personally:

Philippians 3:13-15 (New American Standard Bible)

 13Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; 

Happy New Year! 🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

3 thoughts on “A New Year…A New Decade…New Beginnings

  1. Pingback: Mega Memory Month Jan 2010 Headquarters «

  2. This is a good post, but I am wondering what happened that you didn’t post in 2010. I would love for you to stop by my devotional blog. It just got transferred over as another network closed down.

    • Thank you for the encouragement. I’m not sure what you meant, but I did post in 2010. Possibly not often it was a trying year to say the least. I invite you to explore the blog there is much there.


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