Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

New Year, New You?
Anonymous - Jan. 16, 2015
Devotional

New Year, New You? It can be exciting when we end one year and start a new one. A fresh start! Many people make resolutions, ideas of changes they want to make. There's always something, right? We think over the past year and are hoping for a better one in the year to come. I love fresh starts! God does too! He loves us so much, in fact, He gave us the ultimate "fresh start" through Jesus Christ! 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us clearly- "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!" Praise God! We don't have to wait, either. It doesn't have to be a special date or time. Not next week, month, or New Year's Eve/Day . Right here, right now. As soon as you repent for your sins ( we ALL sin. Romans 3:23 reminds us that " ...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God") and ask Jesus to come into your heart, into your life, into YOU. That's it. The Ultimate Fresh Start! It's not something that we can just do on our own. We've tried that before, right? For a truly fresh start in Christ, all we have to do is ask. And then, continue to seek Him, praying, and reading His Word- daily. Matthew 7:7-8 reminds us of how truly  simple it is..."Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." God loves you! He wants to make you a new creation. If you've stumbled, gotten off track, or never knew Him, He's waiting for you. A "fresh start" anytime, anywhere. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.