A New Beginning

A New Beginning

A new beginning: don’t you just love this time of year?

I walked outside and it just felt like football.  It was 55 degrees and still dark at 6:20am.  It’s the second day of school for my kids, and I just get the feeling that there are things to be done and new beginnings to be made.  Anything can happen!
Every fall sports team begins undefeated.

It’s a reminder to me of the fresh start God gives us.  In Lamentations 3, Jeremiah, God’s prophet, was pretty mad because of what He thought God had caused in his life.  Have you ever felt that way?

But then Jeremiah did something we all need to do to set our mind straight and allow ourselves to have a new start.  Verse 19 starts with that action – Remember.

Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.
20 Surely my soul remembers
And is bowed down within me.
21 This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Every morning, we can wake up and start fresh.  Every morning the sun reminds us that God has a new page to write in our story.  Allow that reality to give you something new that you can embrace and live for each day.
We are all undefeated today if we have repented of our sins and want to change our evil ways! Let’s embrace that and play our best.

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Andy has been an integral part of our ministry since 2005. He also represents the District 8 Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he works as a force for change in the lives of area high schoolers.