Out with the Old—In with the New

©Jeanne E Webster

Happy New Year!  A new year is certain to bring forth change, in everything and within all of us.  So I thought of writing a post about new creatures. 

The newest things on this earth are babies.  We even have a contest to award the parents of the baby born closest to the yearly changeover, the New Year’s baby!  Sometimes folks have tried to hurry their unborn entry along or delay the birth to match the new time, all to maintain control over circumstances.

We all can look back and remember the scenario of checking out the fingers and toes of our newly born beautiful babies.  The digits are counted audibly, first the fingers than the toes.  A big sigh of relief is breathed as the babe is given the thumbs up signal.  All is well.

 

2 Cor. 5:17  Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature.  Old things are passed away and all things become new. 

Eph. 4:24-32  And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness…  

God has a way of checking out his reborns, ones born of Christ.  He looks for signs of change within our spirits.  All corruptness or deceitful lusts must leave, as we daily walk with our Lord.  A new man will be constantly renewed in the spirit of the mind.  Speaking truth replaces lying; sinful anger is replaced by righteous indignation; theft is replaced by honest work; foul language is replace by gracious speech; resentment and wrath give way to kindness and forgiveness. 

The old man has gone—Christ has come!

May we pray:

Have Thine own way, Lord!  Have Thine own way!

Thou art the Potter; I am the clay.

Mold me and make me after thy will,

While I am waiting, yielded and still.

 

Have Thine own way, Lord!  Have Thine own way!

Search me and try me, Master, today!

Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,

As in Thy presence, humbly I bow.

 

Have Thine own way, Lord!  Have Thine own way!

Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!

Power—all power—surely is Thine!

Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!

 

Have Thine own way, Lord!  Have Thine own way!

Hold o’er my being Absolute sway!

Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see

Christ only, always, living in me!

~~Adelaide A. Pollard

Amen

 

 

13 comments on “Out with the Old—In with the New

  1. Yes, we grow in wisdom and fullness of the Spirit as we study the Bible, our source of spiritual food. Amen

  2. Pam Ford Davis says:

    I feel like shouting Bravo! Wonderful insight on those who have been born again!

  3. Great post Jeanne! I praise God every single day that my “old man” is gone and that the Christ now shines through me.

  4. Joyce de vivre says:

    Powerful post 🙂 I’m captured by the title you have (it was one of the most famous line in our media industry as advertisement for a product) and it sounds so true in our lives. Praying for these changes in me as God is renewing us day by day.. Thanks for sharing Jeanne 🙂 God bless 🙂

  5. Brush Arbors says:

    Great post and thanks for your friendship…. Many Blessings this new year… Bro Pat

  6. Dicky says:

    Yes, I need changes too, especially in spiritual sense. Thank you for sharing.

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