While riding in the truck today I saw green grass sprouting up everywhere. That fresh grass spoke powerfully to me about the God I serve - the God who makes all things new.
As we turn the page on the calendar and the winter season comes to an end,we welcome spring and with it the promise of new life and that we are a new creation in Christ. Spring is a time that bursts forth with new life. Fresh, vibrant blades of grass confirm this:
He takes our old and makes it new. Spring is the perfect time to go before God and readily give him our old: old habits, patterns, thoughts....and we can believe and claim the truth of His Word that He will take our old and make it into something beautiful. Something full of fresh, vibrant life. Something new.
Only God has the ability to do that. Only God can bring forth new life. No one else can make the grass grow, the flowers bloom, the sun shine, the rain pour down.
Today is the first day of spring and I am choosing to believe God's promises about making all things new: 2 Corinthians 5:17--Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.
Revelation 21:5--And he that sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And he said unto me, "Write: for these words are truth and faithful."
The old has gone, the new has come! What a precious and powerful promise to claim on this spring day. Don't just read those words, but live. them. out. Believe them and let that belief lead to life change.
I love the song below and the lyrics continue to speak truth about our God who makes all things new:
"you redeem and transform, you renew and restore..."
We serve a God who redeems and transforms, who renews and restores. Amen!
So on this spring day, crank the music up loud. Dance around your home, or put the headphones on where you are and praise our God who makes all things new. Worship the One who takes our old and replaces it with new. Praise the One who brings forth new life. Give thanks to the One who doesn't leave us holding onto our old, but gently unfolds each day and the promise of new life in Him.
It has been a difficult, challenging, and memory making year... thankful for the lessons learned and for the reminder to depend on God's love everyday.
I have listed below a passage of Bible verses that were read in our wedding and a song that was also in our wedding that still describes the way I feel.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.