Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Musings - A FRESH Heart

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that "if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." This verse speaks to those who are “in Christ”, those who believe in Him, His death and His resurrection. One of the synonyms of FRESH (my word for 2018) is "new," so we see here that when we believe in Christ, we are a FRESH creation.


Of course, being a new creation does not mean that we are perfect or have it all together. We are still human beings in need of grace and forgiveness on a regular basis. In Psalm 51:10, David cries out to the Lord saying, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." We, too, can can cry out to the Lord for a FRESH heart and a right spirit.


God gives us grace and mercy for a FRESH start each day. Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us that, "Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness."


So many things change, but the Lord's mercies and His goodness and His grace remain the same. Hebrews 11:8 reminds us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."


Isn't it wonderful to know that we can receive FRESH grace and mercy and forgiveness from a Lord who never changes?

1 comment:

Becky said...

Hi Melissa. I’m not a cgphurch goer but I am a believer and I do enjoy reading your bible journaling blog posts. They really make me think which I like. Thanks for sharing.