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New Life Daily Devotion - June 19, 2009

  • 2009 Jun 19

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 HCSB

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

Today’s Prayer

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 


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