Day 6 All Things New
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm (1866â€“1960)
The game changing truth about Easter?
God makes all things new.
When we chose to die with him, we are also raised with Him. It is a new beginning.
“The biblical metaphor for Easter spirituality is found in baptism. The baptized life is a life that is lived in the pattern of death and resurrection.” (Robert Webber Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian YearÂ p.146)
Have you ever had times in your life when things were so mucked up you thought – “I just need to start over, with a clean slate”?
This is the power of Christ in you and me, “the hope of glory”.
Through Christ, God empowers His children to overcome all evil – whether the flesh, the world or the devil (1 John 2:16-17).
Worship as a lifestyle.
We participate in worship as a lifestyle by living daily with the mindset of “death to self, and alive in Christ”.
Worship is more than intellectual agreement with truth, as important as that is. Worship is more then feeling the presence of God and other emotions of being close with God, as important as that is.
Worship in this sense, is the daily, moment by moment experience where we choose in every situation to die to sin and live in the Spirit.
“When men renounce Satan and believe in God, when they pass from corruption to a new life, when they lay aside the image of the earthly man and take on the form of the heavenly Man, they go through a kind of death and resurrection.”Â St Leo the Great
“Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5
The new creation life is a lifestyle of worship.
For the follower of Jesus, life will never be the same.
I invite you to pray with me today.
“Jesus thank you that I am a new creation. Thank you for the gift of a new beginning. Empower me today to live in agreement with your Spirit; dead to sin and self but alive in Christ. For Your glory. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.â€
According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.Â Iâ€™ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.
I invite you to join me on this journey from Easter to Pentecost!
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