New Beginnings-09

A New Beginning sounds so good.  But the fact is that if we are really going to have a new beginning, it’s going to require some real change.  Child of God, just because the calendar flipped from Dec. 31, 2008 to Jan 1, 2009 does not mean there is a new beginning in our lives.  But what it does mean is there is an opportunity for a new beginning.  However, without real change, a new beginning is a pipe dream for many of us.  To operate in a new beginning mentality means we can’t operate with the same mind set and attitude we had last year.  To operate in a new beginning mentality means we can’t do the same thing we did last year, because if you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got.  In other words, to do the same thing we’ve been doing, and expecting a different result is insanity.  And we have to leave the spirit of insanity behind and begin to live in real change.  Thus, the apostle Paul put it perfectly when he said “If any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new (2 Cor. 5:17).”  Thus, if old things are passed away and we have become new in Christ Jesus, we now have a great opportunity for a new beginning because our spiritual location has changed.  We have spiritually changed addresses from the Kingdom of Darkness to the Kingdom of Light.  Thus, we have help from the Holy Spirit to help us make the change we so desire.  Therefore, change is paramount to a new beginning.  With that said, I want to look at five elements of change over the next week which will springboard us into a new beginning.


                        God Bless You

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