Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Behold, I make all things new

I rode the bus to work this morning and saw green grass sprouting up everywhere. That fresh grass spoke powerfully to me about the God I serve - the God who makes all things new.

As we turn the page on the calendar and
the winter season comes to an end in Minnesota (a very mild winter season), we welcome spring and with it the promise of new life and that we are a new creation in Christ. Spring is a time that bursts forth with new life. 

Fresh, vibrant blades of grass confirm this:

He takes our old and makes it new. 

Spring is the perfect time to go before God and readily give him our old: old habits, patterns, thoughts....and we can believe and claim the truth of His Word that He will take our old and make it into something beautiful. Something full of fresh, vibrant life. Something new.

Only God has the ability to do that. Only God can bring forth new life. No one else can make the grass grow, the flowers bloom, the sun shine, the rain pour down.

Today is the first day of spring and I am choosing to believe God's promises about making all things new:

2 Corinthians 5:17--Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.

Revelation 21:5--And he that sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And he said unto me, "Write: for these words are truth and faithful."

The old has gone, the new has come! What a precious and powerful promise to claim on this spring day. Don't just read those words friends, but live. them. out. Believe them and let that belief lead to life change.

We've all heard the following song many times, but the lyrics continue to speak truth about our God who makes all things new:

"you redeem and transform, you renew and restore..."

We serve a God who redeems and transforms, who renews and restores. Amen!

So on this spring day, crank the music up loud. Dance around your home, or put the headphones on at the office and praise our God who makes all things new. Worship the One who takes our old and replaces it with new. Praise the One who brings forth new life. Give thanks to the One who doesn't leave us holding onto our old, but gently unfolds each day and the promise of new life in Him.

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