Today Is a New Beginning
You are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;
you put on the new man, the one created according to
God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth. - Ephesians 4:23-24
Each new day offers countless opportunities to serve God, to seek His will, and to obey His teachings. But each day also offers countless opportunities to stray from God’s commandments and to wander far from His path.
Sometimes, we wander aimlessly in a wilderness of our own making, but God has better plans of us. And, whenever we ask Him to renew our strength and guide our steps, He does so.
Consider this day a new beginning. Consider it a fresh start, a renewed opportunity to serve your Creator with willing hands and a loving heart. Ask God to renew your sense of purpose as He guides your steps. Today is a glorious opportunity to serve God. Seize that opportunity while you can; tomorrow may indeed be too late.
When you’re through changing, you’re through! - John Maxwell
No matter how badly we have failed, we can always get up and begin again. Our God is the God of new beginnings. - Warren Wiersbe
No man need stay the way he is. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
More often than not, when something looks like it’s the absolute end, it is really the beginning. - Charles Swindoll
When we focus on God, the scene changes. He’s in control of our lives; nothing lies outside the realm of His redemptive grace. Even when we make mistakes, fail in relationships, or deliberately make bad choices, God can redeem us. - Penelope J. Stokes
O Lord, my Creator, conform me to Your image. Create in me a clean heart, a new heart that reflects Your love for me. When I need to change, change me, Lord, and make me new. Amen
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.