But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day. – Proverbs 4:18
Many of us today need a new beginning, God is the God of second chances and God is the God of new beginnings. Have you ever wished you could go back and start over? Sadly, in most cases, it is impossible to go back and change what has been said or done. There is however one area of your life that you can have a new beginning; our spiritual life can have a new start.
We all mess up. We say things we later wish we could take back. We do things we wish we could undo. We miss opportunities. This happens in all spheres of our lives. Sometimes we make mistakes at work, sometimes we hurt the people we love, and sometimes we disappoint God. And because we all mess up, we like to start over, to turn our backs on the past, to look forward, to hope that this time round, things are going to be better.
God is in the transformation business. He sees in our clay the potential to be a vessel of honour. God doesn’t need gold, silver, and a superstar. He simply says give Me your clay. God says: “I’ll bring treasures out of trash, I’ll bring Jewels out of junk; I’ll bring glory out of garbage, I’ll bring riches out of rubbish; I’ll bring diamonds out of debris; I’ll bring righteousness out of rift raft; I’ll bring worship out of waste; I’ll bring majesty out of mess; I’ll bring deliverance to the drug addict; I’ll bring praise out of a prostitute; I’ll bring hallelujah out of a homosexual.”
God won’t give up on you. God won’t toss you out on the scrap heap. God won’t dismiss you as a lost cause and discard you as hopeless. God takes the clay we yield to Him and starts all over again rebuilding life after life, time after time. God is willing to start over again shaping you into another vessel as it seems best to Him. The only prerequisite is that you give Him your clay, that you give Him your life.
Friends it is a new dawn for you and I this month; God is offering us a fresh start if only we can yield to Him and let Him make us into a vessel worthy of His glory.
“Then your light will break out like the dawn and your recovery will speedily spring forth and your righteousness will go before you; the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.” (Isaiah 58:8)
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