2 Cor 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new."
I understand that this scripture is talking about our new life we have in Jesus Christ. We are made brand new through Him.
The book of this day will be closed and the new white pages for the next day lie open before us. We can rejoice that we do not need to remain on today’s pages in our Christian growth. With Christ's help we can make each day of the new page, a step in our developing a perfect character.
We have all seen the bumper sticker that says’ “He who dies with the most toy's wins." I thought we need a bumper sticker that say's “He who makes each day what he desires his whole life to be like, wins."
Brooding over the past and worrying about the future zaps the energy that we might use to grasp a hold of the opportunities that present themselves everyday.
We should leave the past with its mistakes and disappointments in God's hand and that on the white pages
of the next day's book we may grow stronger and more Christ like.
Many of us would like to preview the next pages of the week or month but it is in wisdom and love that God grants us only one day at a time. With one hand He leads us and with the other hand he covers the future.
One thing for which we can be thankful is that God supplies strength for each new page of our life. When tomorrow comes, power for that day will be provided just as it was for yesterday.
Let us face each new page of our book with courage and confidence, knowing that whatever this day brings
we will be able to face it if we surrender our lives to God's leading.
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LeeAnn,I could not have said it any better. Brooding over the past and worrying about the future zaps the energy that we might use to grasp a hold of the opportunities that present themselves everyday.Blessings Don.