New Beginnings

by | Aug 22, 2023 | New Life

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

(2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

“To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

(Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV)

I had a friend ask me yesterday what I thought new beginnings meant. I told her I think of it as starting over. Whenever I mess up, I start over. A new beginning. 

Well, we can start over when we mess up in our walk with Jesus. And believe me, we will mess up. We are only human. The good thing about starting over with Jesus is that once we repent, He doesn’t remember what we did. He will forget our mistakes. 

Don’t you wish you could? Well, the devil will not let you forget any mistakes. He will keep bringing them up, telling us we really weren’t forgiven. Don’t listen to him. When you repent, Jesus forgives and forgets. 

So whatever new beginning means to you is your opinion. We all have a different opinion. New Beginnings is the name of my church. I love my church. I have grown so much since starting there 16 years ago. I look back, and I can see how God has stretched me and drug me out of my comfort zone, kicking and screaming sometimes. I liked to hide in my little corner of the church, running the sound.

But new beginnings can be a good thing. I had a new beginning when I moved into my apartment. It was a time of transition for me. I went from living with my parents, taking care of them, to suddenly living on my own. It was quite a transition. But it was a new beginning that I needed. So don’t look at a new beginning as a bad thing. It’s a chance to get it right.

Have a blessed day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2PrayerMinistries
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New Beginnings