Monday, November 05, 2007

The New Person

I just love our God... the God of "new." A new covenant, a new and living way, a new heaven and new earth, new mercies each and every morning... He is making all things new!

The kids and I read this quote by Charles H. Spurgeon in our devotional this morning, and I just wanted to share it with you today:

"Christ has been pleased to make us new people. His saints are the "new creatures in Christ Jesus." They have a new nature...... This new nature is conscious of new emotions. It loves what once it hated; it hates what once it loved. It finds blight where once it sought for bliss, and finds bliss where once it found nothing but bitterness. It leaps at the sound that was once dull to its ears- the name of Jesus. It rejoices in hopes that once seemed idle as dreams. It is filled with a divine enthusiasm that it once rejected as fanatical. It is conscious now of living in a new element, breathing a fresh air, partaking of new food, drinking out of new wells not dug by men or filled from the earth. The new person is absolutely new- new in principles and new in emotions."

We are absolutely new! I just loved this thought today, on this new morning of a new week (in a new time-change!) full of new possibilities. We have a new chance to make ourselves available for God to do great new things in all our lives this week for His glory... to continue the new work He started in us.

Have a wonderful week!


Mel's World said...

What a beautiful reminder of God's grace and goodness...thanks for posting from your heart.

I popped over here to check out your blog design (which I totally LOVE) and fell right into reading your blog as well.

Good work my sister, good work!


lori said...

loved that NEW post!! Great for a Monday morning!! I am so glad that you ordered the free Homeschool Enrichment really is just AWESOME...and there are always articles on High School too!!
Monday fun!!
As always I love visiting here!!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Loved this! What a great way to start the week.

Tammy said...

Thank you for sharing this! I was feeling a little discouraged with myself about something this evening, and I needed to be reminded that His mercies are new every morning!

Jenny in Ca said...

I love that too, thanks for sharing it, what a refreshing word!

Susanne said...

What a great encouraging faith filled post! Thank's for this, Cyndi.

Linda said...

1st time here, very insightful encouraging post. One of my favorite verses is the one in your header.

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing this! I need the constant reminder that His mercies are new each morning.