Friday, December 29, 2017

A New You

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).

Do you need a makeover? I'm not talking about losing weight, a new hairstyle, or a better wardrobe. I'm talking about making changes where they really matter - in your spiritual life and in your relationship with God. Have you been putting Him first in your life, high above anything else? Have you completely surrendered?

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service (Romans 12:1).

No matter where you are along your journey of faith, there's likely room for improvement. This will be true for as long as we remain in this world. We all need renewal from time to time because we have a sinful, selfish nature that we must battle, and we're made righteous only by God's grace through Christ.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

But we serve a loving God who's always ready to forgive a truly repentant heart. Once we accept Christ as our Savior, we have the Holy Spirit living within us to be our mentor and guide. We don't have to do any of this on our own. In fact, that would be impossible. All we have to do is turn to the One with unlimited power and ability, the One who specializes in the impossible. Let's make this the year that we truly give it all to God.

It can be a new beginning!

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