Wednesday, October 19, 2011


"The Christian life is a life of new beginnings." said the old Divine. [An expression
that was used for famous preachers of the past.]

That offended me. No I thought. That implies we mess up, fail, fall short or sin and
have to start again. I have given myself totally to the Lord and it is from here until
death us do part.

I have lived a Christian life for more than fifty years since then. (Not necessarily an
an exemplary one.) And I can assure you that, "The Christian life is a life of new

One of the sisters is taking a break from blogging and it got me to thinking. Isn't
this the way the Lord made things.?

Nature it's self is that way.

God gives us a new day every twenty four hours. Some one was kind enough to
point out how "evening and morning" were the first day. The day starts with rest.
Praise God.
A new week starts every seven days - with a day of rest.
There is a new moon every month.
A new year starts with a winter of rest.
And the Israelites were to give the land a rest every seven years.

Life wears us down to where we need a new start. And the new start, starts with a
rest in the Lord.

"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you
rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and
humble in spirit; and you will find rest."
-Matthew 10:28,29 (GNV)

Have you ever had a new beginning????


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Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh yes! And I count on those new beginnings at well. Just as His mercies are new every morning, so too His fresh starts.

Often I liken this principle to those old Etch-a-Sketch toys. You can doodle & design & scribble all over them. Then, with a flip of the face-covering, it's all clear and ready for more.

I also love the saying: "It's never too late to begin again.", which I put the test often.

Sonja said...

I've had so many new beginnings that I've lost count!! And yet... new grace is available from Him as I greet each new day! WOW!!! :)

They call me "Deb" said...

It seems to me like every time I go to the Lord with a repentant heart - He gives me a new beginning.
Makes sense though. When I'm willing to shed my dead leaves, He sprouts new life in me.
Good post my brother.