Keeping things fresh

Keeping things fresh

When we take the same way to a park, home, job, or any destination, after a while we lose the amazement. We no longer notice the beautiful trees, the flowers, the way the sun shines on specific areas, or how the streets look. We get accustomed to it and the surroundings that we used to enjoy become unseen. Does the familiar become so expected that we lose excitement? 

It is also that way with people. We might no longer notice the good looks of our mate. A friend’s qualities we used to recognize and appreciate now go unnoticed. Because of the increase in electronics, some people become caught up in the digital world so much that the world around them becomes invisible.  

As we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, His Spirit releases freshness in our lives. He leads us to appreciate things anew and not take things for granted. He makes familiar things exciting again. He may not always bring new things, but He makes all things new. With gratitude, we intentionally pay attention to our surroundings. As we walk in love, we walk in newness, from glory to glory

God may not always bring new things, but He makes all things new. Click To Tweet

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

 

 

 

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Shame focuses on perceived defects about us. Thoughts like: I don’t matter, I’m not good enough, worthless, invisible, awful, useless or a mistake. Guilt zooms in on our actions, what we do or did, shame on our identity, who we are. We are new creations in Christ, loved and accepted; loved, not rejected. As we know we are a new creation in the Lord, we walk free from shame.

Before we were born again, we experienced shame because we were lost. Traumatic events in our lives increased our perception of unworthiness. Shame comes with a desire to hide or disappear. When Adam and Eve fell into sin, they hid themselves. It’s only when we are hidden in Christ that we truly come out of our hiding places. We are restored and safe in Him. We are free from the old; all things have become new!

It’s our whole being that has been forgiven. We are accepted in the beloved. We have been made righteous in Him. When the old things that have passed away try to rise up in our lives, let’s walk forward as new, in the new, from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

We have been made righteous in Him. —Dr. Joelle Click To Tweet