Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Word Of The Day.... September 10, 2013...

All Things New
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  —2 Corinthians 5:17

I love this passage of Scripture and this devotional by Pastor Greg Laurie. It touched my heart and reminded me how great our God really is.  I love how God doesn’t ask us to clean up our act before coming to Him.  We can come to Him just as we are and He will wash us white as snow and make us a whole new creation in Him!!!

One of the most beautiful promises in all of Scripture is Revelation 21:4: "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."  When I read this scripture I have always thought about those tears and I think they will be tears of regret that we have, for not sharing Jesus with more people while we had the chance to while we were on earth.

One day all pain will be gone. All sorrow will be gone. All mourning will be gone. That is the promise from God. There will be no more physical or emotional pain—no pain from a broken body or a broken heart, no more broken marriages, and no more broken lives. Why? Because God will make all things new.

But even today God can make your life new. Maybe you have made some mistakes in life and have done things you regret. Maybe you are trapped in a cycle of sin right now that you don't feel you can ever break free from. Here is the promise of God to you: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

What old things have passed away? Your old sins. God not only forgives them, but He also forgets them. He promises in Psalm 103:12 that "as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."

You change when you truly follow Jesus. Old values, ideas, plans, loves, desires, and beliefs vanish, and they are replaced by new things. You have a new desire to know God and learn more about Him and a new desire to be led by the Holy Spirit and be used by God. You have a new desire to bring glory to God—and yes, even a new desire to one day see God in heaven.

Do you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart?  Would you like to become a new creation in Christ Jesus?  If so please pray this prayer with me right now.  Dear Jesus, I need You in my life. I acknowledge that I have sinned and I come to You right now confessing that and asking your forgiveness. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe You are the Son of God and that You rose from the dead and are alive today. I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Please take control of my life from here forward and make me the kind of person you want me to be. Give me a real hunger for Your Word so that I can be in Your will, word and way for my life even until the end. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

If you prayed that prayer you are born again.  If you ever need to talk I am here for you.  Welcome to the family!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ 


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