Fresh Start

27 08 2013

seedlingBecause of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.  II Corinthians 5:16-20 MSG

 

Our passage today is a reminder of the fresh start that we experience when we join the family of God.  We are created with newness in our minds and our spirits.  We receive a fresh outlook that allows us begin a new life in Him.  Many of us can use a fresh start – a renewed spirit and a different approach to the mundane and the destructive that society has to offer.  A new start in Him changes us – our hearts, our minds and even our relationships with others. You may be asking is there more available in this life.  And there is.  If you have not accepted Jesus into your life, salvation is the first step toward newness.  If your journey started many years ago, come closer to Him, there is more newness to enjoy.  I am thankful that our walk with the Lord creates newness and then renewal on our journey with the Lord.  Come to closer to Jesus for a fresh start.

 


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