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New For You

There’s something exciting about new things. Whether it’s a new shirt, a new dress, new shoes, or whatever it might be, new things are great. There’s a sense of freshness about them. They make us feel a little better, at least temporarily.

The Bible is filled with references to newness. Scripture describes God’s gifts of new days, a new spirit, a new mind, a new heart, new seasons, new productivity, new life, new hope and a variety other promised new things.

The words used for “new” in the Bible refer to things that are fresh, and in many cases, to things that have never been experienced before. They also describe things that are made qualitatively new. It’s the taking of what has grown old and “renewing” it, so that it’s qualitatively different than before –– a new, improved version of life.

God is all about newness! He wants to do new things in you. He wants to supply you with new resources today.

Take a look at one of God’s promises of newness:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ––  Lamentations 3:22, 23

The prophet Jeremiah reminded us that God has a new supply of His love and compassion to give us every day. Each morning He faithfully shows up to deliver fresh gifts of forgiveness, favor and friendship. No matter what happened yesterday, every day is a potential new day with God, if we’re willing to receive it and take full advantage of it.

Reach out and take hold of the new God is offering you. Don’t let the failures and disappointments of yesterday ruin today. Get a fresh start with God. He’s offering new to you!

Pastor Dale