Yesterday we talked about getting out of a rut, how God is in the midst of doing a new thing. In this season of Advent, we have to ask ourselves, do we really believe that God is, doing something new?
Sunday, at Asbury, I said this – don’t give me your Christian answer; give me your real answer. Your Christian answer is what you think we have to give as good people. Your real answer is what you really think and believe.
And here’s the thing. God knows what you are thinking. God knows what you believe. God knows what’s on your heart.
So, let me ask you, do we really believe that God is going to do something new in our lives? Or do we think that things are going to always remain the same, remain as they are now? Or could God possibly do something new in our lives?
Listen to what it says today in Revelation 21: 2-5:
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
God is making all things new. All things. Me. You. All things.
You know what the new work God wants to do is? You. Me. He wants to make us new. He wants to restore us. Remake us. Change us.
Remove the dirt of the past. Remove the shame and sin of the past. Remove the brokenness of the past. Make us new.
That’s what He wants to do for you and in you today. Not just forgive you. Make you new.
Today, you can be new. You can be different. You can start over. You can begin again. You can leave the past and the old behind. You can be new.
That’s where all this is headed. That’s what God wants to do. That’s what God will do. He will make all things new.
And He wants to start today with me and with you. Today, through grace, mercy, and love, God wants to make us new.
Today, will we let Him? Will let us, through His Holy Spirit, make us new?
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