Ephesians 4:22-24, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
When I was a young teen, I had a buddy whose father’s occupation moved him around quite often – sometimes 2 to 3 times per year. Riley could make anyone laugh. He was the type that made friends easily and quickly. One night at a sleep over, he told us his secret. With every move, if he didn’t like who he was in the last school, he would just change. Sometimes he was an athlete; sometimes a band member; sometimes a debate team member; he simply became a new person wherever he went.
Tomorrow, we will begin a new year. It doesn’t take January however to become a new person in Christ; it only takes a willingness from us to start fresh and new in Christ. We are told we can have a new attitude, a new self, and that we have the ability to throw away our former self.
2017 gives us an opportunity to change; to make a fresh start; to have new relationships; to renew old relationships; to get healthy; to be organize. For me, it is an exciting time of renewal.
I hope you will make it a habit to join us online LIVE at http://www.thetorch.net or in person on Sundays. See what opportunities God has in store for you this year.