Sunrise, flower buds, childbirth, January 1st, are all signs of life and newness.
They are all indicative of a fresh start. But over time, the sun will set; the bud will become a flower, then a fruit and it’s gone; a child grows and eventually dies; every new year will give way to another, just as the newness of the year 2017 has waned. Newness of this sort is sure to be affected by the passage of time.
In time, everything new gets old.
But not so for the newness that comes with accepting Jesus as Saviour and Lord – it is both progressive and eternal. This is the newness that is referred to as being born-again (1 Corinthians 5:17) – the newness that is not adversely affected by time, instead it gets better, like wine.
Physically, new becomes old. But the newness in Jesus remains new and gets better. This is only possible through the Holy Spirit.
“…’not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
“Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil (old self) is taken away. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him [new continually] as we are changed into His glorious image.”
2 Corinthians 3:16 (NLT) (Zechariah 4:6).
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Our world desperately needs ‘new’ people. Young men and women who are in a growing relationship with Jesus; whose minds are renewed daily by God’s word, the Bible, not without the unmistakable beauty of godly, purposeful and authentic living.
This is God’s will for you and me. He wants to use our youthful exuberance, abilities and relationships to make a lasting impact for eternity. Please do not put off making the commitment to a life of total devotion to Jesus and complete obedience to the Holy Spirit.
If you make yourself AVAILABLE, He will make you ABLE.
What do you think about this kind of newness?