“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV
We equate new beginnings with January each year. We tend to always make New Year’s resolutions, turn over a new leaf, etc. But we can make a new start anytime. I am not talking about in the physical sense, as in a new commitment to exercise, although that is not a bad idea.
Have you ever noticed everyone that wants to change our bodies for us? They have all these exercise gadgets from “Body By Jake” to Suzanne Sommers’ exercise all-inone machines. I admit I even bought into the Ab-Slide! If you could see it, you would know it is gathering dust! No six-pack abs for me. It is too painful! What is the point? We cannot start fresh with the externals; it will not last and we cannot let someone do it for us.
For some of us, it is time we had a change of mind and let the power of God give us a fresh start. Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:19-20: “I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of His power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” We have the power to change. It is the power of the resurrection. The same power that broke the chains of death. What is it that needs to change in your life? Are you willing to let God’s power do the changing? Changing the externals will not give us that fresh start! We need to work on the inside.
QUESTION: In what area of your life do you need to make a fresh start? What will it take? Are you willing to let God work from the inside out? Where can He begin?