What do you think of when you think of spring? Perhaps flowers,sunshine, new life as baby chicks hatch, Easter, March Madness NCAA basketball, and putting away winter clothes. Do not be too hasty on that last one as snow is in abundance still in many parts of the country. I for one am blessed to be enjoying the beautiful Northeast snow at a ski resort in Maine. In spring normally we look forward to all things new such as the sight of a daffodil popping through the ground or in the nations Capitol, the infamous cherry blossom trees.
Many times in March we are surprised with a sudden winter storm evenin places that do not expect it. Things that a new are nice. The freshness of green grass and blooms and a garden. Even a fresh new snow is very nice.
Spring could be a time to re order your life once again if you failed
at the task after the New Years resolutions were forgotten.
Being new means to also have a new attitude, new outlook, new
plan to get closer to God. Is spending time with God and getting to
know Him really important to you? If it is then why aren't you making
it happen? Sunday is nice but you need more to grow and be Christlike. Usually where you spend your time is the person you become.
What kind of person do you want to be? Do you want to be able to be peaceful and have joy in your heart? You can if you take time to get into the word of God. Why not start anew and let Christ rule your day?
2 Timothy 2:15(NIV) says 'Do your best to present yourself as one approved,a workmen who need not be ashamed, and who correctly handles the word of truth.' One final verse I would like to leave you with is 2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) and it says 'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away,behold all things become new.' Are you a new creature in Christ? If not why not ask Him into your heart today?
PRAYER: Lord You are good and your mercies endure forever. I want to be able to have you truly first place. I want to be prepared when hard times come and I know I can not do it without knowing you and reading your word. Forgive me for listening to the world too much and not you. In Jesus' name. Amen.