Fresh Starts

One of the beautiful things about our walk with God is that every day is a fresh start.  Every day we get to start again.  Every day we get to put the past behind us, and walk anew in God’s grace.

Every day.  Today, it’s a brand stinking new day.  Today you can leave behind the baggage and mistakes of yesterday and the past.  Today, you can be forgiven.

You know how I know?  Listen to what it says today in 1 John 1: 8-9:

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Sunrise landscape render retouchesJohn tells us a couple of huge things here.  First, he reminds us if we say that we have no sin, we are wrong.  We all have sin.  Every one of us.  We all make mistakes, we all fall down, we all blow it in some way.

You do, I do, we all do.  It’s just part of the human condition.  No one is perfect.

So, we all bring something to the table that we need to be forgiven of by God.  And then we hear the Good News.  If we confess those sins, we are forgiven.  If we share with God those mistakes, those falls, those things from the past, if we give them to Him, He in exchange, gives us the grace and the forgiveness that souls desire.

And that our souls need.

Today, through Jesus, you can be forgiven.  You can come to know His grace, His mercy, His power, His forgiveness.  It can be a new day today.  It can be a fresh start today.

Seriously.  It can be.  Today can be that day for each of us.

Today, may we know that forgiveness and grace.

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