A new life
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NLT
We are a few hours of starting a New Year, but in some places already began 2014.
Many celebrate with rejoice the beginning of a new year; hoping that with the holidays, joy and good wishes, the year ahead brings us new and better things.
However, none year beginning is magical in itself; and as Albert Einstein said, “Do not expect different results if you keep doing the same.”
We can not expect a different life if we continue living in the same way; no one can expect to lose weight without eating control and no one can expect to be a good student without studing.
Similarly, no one can expect to live a life pleasing to God without obeying; only is possible to live a new life in Christ, leaving behind the past life ruled by sin.
The 2013 is already passing, Let it go! But let go your old life also! Accept the God’s gift of a new life, you do not have to pay anything, or do anything, it is a gift through Christ.
New Year, New Life! -Blessed 2014.
© David García Licona – December 2013