Behold, a New Creation!

February always goes by fast-& then March sets in. Normally, at least here in the North-East, winter is still very much here to stay. This new year is close to being a quarter gone & those resolutions seem not-so-easy as they first did. At any rate-I think it’s safe to say we are all more than ready for spring. For sunshine, newness of life & renewed vim & vigor for life. Sometimes though, it’s hard to remember that spring always follows winter.

I think this thinking can sink deep into our hearts as well. When our expectations for ourselves fall incredibly short; when plans fall through. When life overwhelms & sucks you in like quicksand & makes us feel like everything is slipping thru our fingers. Sisters-life wasn’t made for us to hold & control. It’s God’s & His story alone to write. How then do we find  a balance between letting go & letting God-& not falling into complacency?

By remembering Whose we are & what we are, through Him. Our great High Priest whose name is Love. Whatever your past; those beginning chapters that may’ve found you growing up in the church, or coming to the Lord more recently. All of that doesn’t matter. We are called to remember the past only so far as to recall God’s faithful hand. Not our mistakes & messes & failures.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17&18 NKJV

I encourage you, beautiful soul-sister, to preach the Gospel to yourself as winter plods on. As those resolutions weigh heavy, & life throws you for a loop. We are not the choices we made, the failures we’ve had, nor the falls that found us flat on our faces. We are more than that, through Jesus our One & Only Savior. Preach Gospel to yourself-open your heart, better yet-still your heart before the Lord for a just a few moments, & His still small voice will remind you of all you are.

In Him, we are …

  • Beloved …
  • Forgiven … Psalm 103:5, 1 John 2:12
  • Rejoiced over & quieted … Zephaniah 3:17
  • Not consumed … Lamentations 3:22-24
  • Saved … Ephesians 2:8
  • Redeemed … Romans 8:23
  • Crowned … Psalm 103:4
  • Renewed … Isaiah 40:31
  • Precious, honored & loved … Isaiah 43:4

I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned … for I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isaiah 43:1-3 NKJV

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Meghan About Meghan

I am a twenty year-old proud homeschool graduate, & aspiring author of inspirational historical fiction. My days are colored with the crazy, lovely, laughable, lessons-learned, & lovable between my awesome family, full time "day job" of medical receptionist that pays the bills...but most of all, my days are painted in grace unending, vast & free. This season of life where I'm at--I don't have a clue! But I am above all striving to live a life pleasing to my Sovereign Father God. Resting in His will, yet holding on tightly to His hand & daring to move on His path set before me.

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