Posts tagged ‘new’

School Daze

It’s about that time. The start of school. Buying new clothes, new shoes, notebooks, pens and pencils and crayons, paper, calculators, glue…fun for the kids…expense for the parents. Oh, and there’s also registration, book fees, physicals, and shots. A new school year is beginning!

And, that’s what I always liked about the start of school. It’s new! It like starting over. So…your previous year was bad. You didn’t like your teacher. And yuck, that hateful (insert name here) was in your class. Maybe, you hated studying American history. Perhaps, you just got bored with the same routine, same classroom, same people at lunch, whatever. Borrrring!

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5

A relationship with Jesus is like starting over. He doesn’t care what your life was like before you paired up with him. He just says: “Let’s start anew.” A new year. A new life. Everything is new. All the mistakes you’ve made are just tossed in the trashcan. Doesn’t matter how small or large they are. It’s a new day!

Do you remember the excitement of being a child and coming home to tell your mom and dad: “Guess which teacher I got? Mrs. Edwards!!! She’s the one I wanted! She’s the best in my grade!!!”

Today you could restart your life. You could be thinking: “Wow! My mentor is now Jesus! He’s the best! He’s the perfect one for me!!!”

 

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Have you ever thought to yourself: my life’s a failure. Many people have come to that place. Some people define failure as the lack of success. Or, not acting when you should have. But when you say my life’s a failure, you mean a state of not functioning. Total collapse. Life is just not working.

Jesus is not into failure. How does he deal with it? He doesn’t. You know those tough bosses who try to put pressure on you by saying, “Failure’s not an option!” Jesus is not like that either. Jesus is in the creating business. He says forget what hasn’t worked and look to the future. He doesn’t recreate you…he makes you a whole new person.

Today. This week. Whenever you begin seeing your shortcomings, or seeing yourself as a failure. Think about starting over, beginning anew. Out with the old, in with the new you.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5

 

Shelve It, Baby!

Noah And The Whale, in spite of the name, is not a Christian singing group. They’re Brits who sound a lot like Mumford & Sons. Get a load of this video of their song “Life Is Life”

Well, he used to be somebody, and now he’s someone else.

Took apart his old life, left it on the shelf.

Sick of being someone, he did not admire.

Took up all his old things, set ‘em all on fire.

Have you ever been sick of being yourself? Sick of being someone you did not admire? Did not want to be? It’s hard to do like the person in the song and shelve your old life, get rid of it, and change. People talk about doing that all the time. Talk’s easy, action’s harder. What the girl does in the video is the easy part…running away from the old life. But then what? How do you…change?

...let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12

The Bible has a plan for changing. It says to start by changing the way you think. Allow God to help you do that. Since he only wants good for you, let him “transform you into a new person.” Reshape you! Remodel you!! Revolutionize you!!! Make you new. If you permit him, he’ll change you from the inside out. He’ll bring the best out of you. You’ll be someone YOU admire.

Why settle for less than who you think you should be? You only live once. What does the song say? “Your life is your life, gotta live like it’s your life.” God can guide you to the BEST YOU.

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