As I climbed onto the treadmill this morning earlier than I’d like to admit, I was reminded by the Voice Within that every day I am offered new life, and it is my choice how I live it. I may not always make positive or healthy choices (like avoiding the treadmill early in the am), but I strive to be the person God knows I can be. And, I am grateful for God’s grace in return.
When I got to work, I read my daily devotional, and there it was “I am making everything new!” from Revelation 21:5. The meditation noted that Jesus didn’t come to put a fresh coat on the old–the purpose of Jesus’ coming was truly to make everything new again. (from Abundant Life: 365 Blessings to Begin Your Day)
I hope that as your journey into a new year that you will remember this promise to us. Each one of us has the capacity to be renewed daily, in mind, body, and spirit.