A Life of New Beginnings
God's Word offers us a life of new beginnings.
The ultimate new beginning is called the new birth or being born again.
Being born again is by God's Word. Please turn there with me:
1 Peter 1:22-25
"Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because
"All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
But the word of the Lord endures forever."
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you."
Teach us Lord the reality of the new beginning we have in Your Word, Your new birth!
A NEW BEGINNING IN OBEDIENCE: Psalm 119:17 "Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word."
A NEW BEGINNING IN THE ONLY LASTING HELP: Psalm 119:25 "My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word."
A NEW BEGINNING IN WHAT IS WORTH LIVING FOR: Psalm 119:37 "Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way."
A NEW BEGINNING IN HOPE FOR MY TROUBLES: Psalm 119:50 "This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life."
A NEW BEGINNING IN ASSURANCE OF GOD: Psalm 119:77 "Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight."
A NEW BEGINNING IN TRUSTING THE LORD: Psalm 119:88 "Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth."
A NEW BEGINNING IN SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: Psalm 119:93 "I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life."
A NEW BEGINNING IN STRENGTH: Psalm 119:107 "I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word."
A NEW BEGINNING IN BOLDNESS: Psalm 119:116 "Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope."
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