Isn’t new life amazing? Spring brings forth new buds that will blossom into new flowers and foliage. Grass that has been dead and dormant all through the winter suddenly begins to sprout pushing its way through warming soil. It is also this time of year when we celebrate Easter. Easter reminds us of the new life Jesus Christ, the Messiah, provides for us through His rising from the dead after three days in a cold, dark tomb. New life! Old things and ways have passed away and new things have come.
The scripture above makes a profound statement regarding new life within ourselves. The promise is for anyone and everyone, but there is a qualifying condition…one must be IN Christ. Those IN faith and obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ are new creatures. They are no longer bound by the deadness and dormancy of an unforgiven life. Those sins have passed away; a freshness and cleansing has come.
Oh, but new life is available! A fresh start is awaiting in Jesus. New growth. New life. New things are to come. Why would any of us think we are bigger and better than the Creator of the Universe? Jesus died for you and me to cover the sin that plagues us. He rose from the dead to provide us that new life for all eternity. His plan and desire is to have a personal relationship in this new life, but He allows that big “IF” to be of our own freewill.
What side of the “IF” are you? A simple, heartfelt prayer of humility and repentance asking to be in Christ and have Christ in you is all it takes. Yet that prayer requires all of you. Just as God is sovereign over the seasons, He is sovereign and knows your intent. Yield to this new life He promises. Be nurtured by the new things that will come.
Our ministry at Right From The Heart is kind of like a gardener. We will continue to sow the seeds of faith of the love that Christ has for this world. We will attempt to nurture that Spring of encouragement and discipleship in following Jesus. We will also rejoice as new life bounds forth in many around this world by the miracle of transformed lives. New creatures in Christ! Thank you for joining us in this effort. May you sense His very presence today.
Founder, Right From The Heart Ministries
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