Begin a New Life
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2nd Corinthians 5:17
As I was growing up it was always so nice to get a new toy for Christmas and feel the excitement, but after a while the newness begins to wear off and our excitement begins to wane. Our life can be much like a new toy, as many times the days pass and the new wears off. We lose interest, we forget why we started, we cannot remember our original plan, we take one another for granted, our dreams fade, and we get discouraged and think about quitting. On the first day of our vacations our faces reflect excitement as we anticipate the events of the week ahead. On the last day our faces reflect sadness as they realize the time is passing too quickly and soon we will be back at work. On the first day home from the hospital the chores of taking care of a new baby bring joy and fulfillment. After a month the constant changing of diapers, feedings and lack of sleep bring frustration and misery. But when we are in Christ, our days don’t have to drag, work does not have to be misery, marriage does not have to grow stale, and caring for a loved one does not have to be a burden. When we have an authentic relationship with Jesus, life is new all the time. Each day brings new adventures. Every trial provides an opportunity for the Lord to reveal His glory. Life can drag sometimes, but it does not have to. When we develop a genuine relationship with Jesus, we can really begin to live. With Christ, the newness will never wear off and the adventure will never end. With Christ, the days will never be routine and life will never be dull. I would encourage each of you to find this place where you can really live to the fullest, and enjoy the abundance that God has showered upon you.
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Pastor Robert William Brock
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