Out with the Old, Step into the New!
2016 has come to an end, and today I'm certain, we can all stand as living witnesses of God's goodness and faithfulness towards His people! It's a new year, a new beginning and God is doing a new thing!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it (Isaiah 43:19)?"
God is all about the new!
The Bible says, in Christ old things have passed away, and all things have become new (2 Cor 5:17).
The new year is a great time to get rid of the old; old habits, old mindsets, and old behaviours. Some things we just cannot bring into the new year!
The Bible clearly states, "people do not pour new wine into old wine skins (Matt 9:17)."
This scripture simply means, you can't put new ideas into old mindsets or receive new results with old behaviours!
In the same way we clear out the old junk out of the pantry or our closets; very similarly should we clear out the old out of our mind, body and soul.
What habits have you formed that you're not particularly proud of? What attitude have you adopted that is not reflective of the mind of Christ? What spiritual discipline do you strive to attain?
Perhaps you're like me and need to cut out the sugary junk. It's so good, I know! But it's not beneficial.
Are you a Debbie Downer, always taking the negative spin on life? You wish you wouldn't, but it's much easier than actually being the positive one in the group...
And how's your prayer life? Are you like me, wishing you would spend more time in prayer with the Father, but you become so busy with the day to day routines?
2017 is guaranteed to be different, if you allow it to be. Get rid of the old, by stepping into the new!
Let's set the expectation this year to receive "the new" in Christ Jesus. This will position us as ready to receive what God has already begun in our lives!
But as it is written: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him (1 Cor 2:9).”