A new creation 

Let me begin by telling you what I’ve dealt with recently.  In my personal life I am enduring something that is not likely to change or improve. I have faith that if it is God’s will, he will intervene and things will turn out like I hope. The hard part is knowing that it may not be His will. That’s why I’m struggling. Lots of people are currently /have been on this exact same struggle and that’s ok. 

What isn’t ok is that I have allowed this situation to cause me to be discouraged.  I’ve allowed this situation to influence my walk with God in a negative way and I’ve gotten away from Him. 

I’ve talked recently to my pastor about this and with some close friends and family members.  Early this morning I was reading a Christian magazine that our church gets and I fell upon 2 Corinthians 5:17. 

I’m not a Bible scholar by any means,  so often when I’m reading my Bible, there are things I don’t understand.  I recently read a commentary that explained the verse like this :

In Paul’s language, to be “in Christ” meant to be united with him in faith and in baptism. To be a new creation literally meant it is as though you were born again. Your old ways and your old life passed away and your new, renewed spirit is like a new creature. (See also Romans 6:3-4, Titus 3:5,  and Isaiah 43:18-19).

This morning,  I realized just how far away I’ve gotten and how I’m pulling other members of my household along with me.  I made the commitment to lay my burden at His feet and simply trust God and His will for my life. I challenge anyone who is in the valley with me to do the same. 

Thank you for reading and for allowing me to be transparent.  

Your Friend,

New Creation,  but still a constant work in progress. 

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