Friday, October 16, 2015

Annie, Remember that You Can Have a New Beginning

[He] who sits on the throne said,
Behold, I am making all things new.’” (Revelation 21:5).

Like myself, Annie, have your been involved in behaviours that have left you feeling worse about yourself, not better? If so, today is the perfect day to start putting God first in your life. “Mistakes offer the possibility for redemption and a new start in God’s kingdom,” explain Barbara Johnson, “No matter what you’re guilty of, God can restore your innocence.”

Each new day offers countless opportunities to serve God, to seek His will, and to obey His teachings – to repent of our sins and to return to Him. We need a housecleaning of the heart. But each day also offers countless opportunities to stray from God’s commandments and to wander far from His path. Sometimes, we make a mess of things, but God has better plans for us. And, whenever we ask Him to renew our strength and guide our steps, He does so. 

All the power of God – the same power that hung the stars in place and put the planets in their courses and transformed Earth – now resides in you to energize and strengthen you to become the person God created you to be,” write Anne Graham Lotz. So, if you’ve made mistakes in the past, and if you want to make amends, consider this day a new beginning. Consider it a fresh start, a renewed opportunity to serve your Creator, Lord Jesus Christ with willing hands and a loving heart. Ask Jesus to renew your sense of purpose as He guides your steps. Today is a glorious opportunity to serve God. Seize that opportunity while you can; tomorrow may indeed be too late.

Annie, God is in business of making all things new… including you.

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