How gracious is our God; how perfect is his love toward us! God is a God of new beginnings. God is the only One who can give us a fresh start and also transform our lives. This is what true “new beginnings” are about — bringing us from living under the curse to a life of blessing.
Some look for new beginnings in the wrong places.
Women who feel trapped in their marriages look for new beginnings in divorce; men who feel disappointed in their lack of achievement in life look for new beginnings in a job change or sometimes in an affair; young people who don’t like listening to their parents look for new beginnings by finding new friends in the world or running into marriage.
The truth is, change — apart from God’s way of life — cannot bring a new beginning. Without repentance from sin, we just bring old sinners into new circumstances, and then the cycle of sin and the curse just start all over in new ways.
Real change begins by humbling ourselves in the sight of God:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
If you are looking for a fresh start in life, a new way of doing things, this is the place to start. God wants you to live a life of blessing, but you must have the desire after Him. Desire for Him and His ways begins by being in His presence. The closer you draw to Him — the closer He draws to you.
This is your day for a new life of blessing, if you will listen to His voice with all your heart and give heed to His instruction.