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January 3, 2012

New Year a New Life in Christ

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 2Cor. 5:17

The YMCA where I live is now crowded! There are people everywhere signing up for a new year of fitness membership with passion and fervor. I am told that the New Year is the busiest time for the YMCA. Everyone is making commitments or New Year resolutions to be more fit for 2012. However, those of us who attend regularly know that the YMCA will be back to normal after the first few months.

People start with great intentions but when life becomes complex and busy, exercise does not become our top priority and loses to other demands of life. People have paid out of their pocketbooks for new gym membership hoping that the financial obligation will keep their exercise routine on track. Rarely do external obligations make us change our lifestyle. Change must come from within.

The above text tells me that when I choose to be in relationship with Christ, the old has passed away and everything has become new. The true internal heart monitor is a living relationship with Christ. But we have to choose to let Christ be in us! Jesus desires us to be new creations, but have we taken the time and effort to make all things new? This New Year I recommend everyone to allow Jesus to make us new. The following video is an excellent illustration of this newness in Christ. May it be a blessing to you!

Tags: new life, new year