“’Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
The start of a new semester, relationship or job always feels so refreshing. You have a blank slate with a new story to write in any direction you want. It no longer matters what happened to your grades last semester, whatever your last relationship entailed or whatever reason you left your last job over. You can now leave that in the past and focus on what lays ahead of you. God wants to grant you new beginnings as well, but on a much grander scale. And the best part is, we don’t have to worry about what direction it will turn because God has already written the story and is ready to direct us accordingly.
Because of what Jesus has done for us, we now have a new beginning in Him. His blood washes our sins away and makes them white as snow. As Easter approaches, we are especially reminded of this, but I hope you will continue to remember, even after this season passes us by and we move on to the next one.
When I was “saved” I was able to start anew, leaving the pain and mistakes of my past behind me. There was so much new life and opportunity I found when I accepted Jesus as my savior and vowed to follow Him to the best of my ability. Sometimes I find my mind wandering back to the past and I beat myself up over my regretful behaviors, but then I recall Isaiah 1:18 or listen to the song “Jesus Paid It All” and remember who I am in Christ because of what He did for me. I can’t continue to live in that negativity if I want to successfully do what God has called me to.
Whatever sin you gave into in the past, leave it behind you today and commit your life to the Lord, if you are willing. A new life is waiting for you whenever you would like to start it. And even if you have already committed your life to God, you can always re-commit again as long as your heart is in the right place and you are ready to truly make the changes needed. As I always say, God knows your intentions and He sees when you are truly wanting to dedicate yourself to Him. He knows we make mistakes, yet He still loves us more than anyone else ever could.
I pray that, if you have not already, and you are in the right mindset to do so, you will have a serious one-on-one talk with God and ask Him if you could begin anew. Ask him where He wants to take you in this new beginning and embrace it. Be sure to listen carefully, for His plan will lead you farther than you could’ve ever dreamed.
I can’t wait to see where these new beginnings God has gifted you and I take us. We can follow each others journey through social media so feel free to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or on snapchat @christianoncamp. Leave me a comment with your social media handles as well so I can follow and encourage you in your new beginnings!
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