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Revelation 21:1-21

So far this week we've been in Revelation 21 reading about a new heaven and earth and specifically the New Jerusalem. Verse 5 kind of says it all "Behold I am making all things new." Now I love that God is all about "new." And that applies to us as well. We are made new when we accept Christ as our Savior. We're a new creation. Pretty amazing, yet I don't necessarily think about it that much.

So what does being made new mean for you? How is it playing out in your life, even if you've been a Christ follower for many years? Being a Christian is a process. So let's think about where we're at in our walk and where we want to go as we move forward. Tami W.

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For me being new is an increase in my desire to serve God and to study his word and to work more at church. Since I started P4 it is now the way how I start my day, a focus on God. This means that I am almost constantly aware of God during the day, I testify about his goodness and call on him constantly. It is a process of renewal every day, different challenges, different ways in which God reveals himself and uses me.

This is a good question. To me, being made new means that for today, I have a new opportunity to reach the lost, spend time with God (prayer and worship) and that the things of old, such as my sins, are washed away. When God blesses us with a new day, it's another chance for us to draw closer to Him. I want to take this NEW day and spend quality time in His presence, to give thanks to Him for all things, and to reflect on all He has blessed me with...

there's an old saying " i aint what i ought to be but i sure aint what i used to be either." i new without a doubt God had made me new when i was saved march 10, 1995. not only did i feel that release from my sin but i asked for prayer because of alcohol and drug addiction. a group of men layed hands on me and prayed over me . the Lord healed and delivered me from 16 years of addiction . no withdrawls NEVER EVEN CRAVED IT AGAIN !! and it was an every day habit for that long. now i never looked back as far as that goes but i am still a work in progress . the Lord gave me an appetite for His word and i read it daily . for the first few months i read it 4-6 hours a day . i have found in the last 15 years that i have to discipline myself to remain in prayer and Gods word . lets face it , some days roll around where it is hard. to me to move forward is to fulfill the scripture --John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
John 15:7
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you." NOW THAT'S SOME GOOD STUFF THERE !!!

Leo F: Thank you for your inspirational words above.

Being made new, to me, refers to the change in my heart with an "other" focus instead of selfishly seeking what is best for me in this world. There are times when the Spirit fills me up in a moment of grace that makes me want to cry, and cry praises to Him who is the source of it all!

In connection with all things being made new (future), I live daily with the reminder that is given in Lam. 3:22,23: "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." This chapter is awesome!

It blesses me to know that, daily, I am able to awake to a new outpouring of mercies, compassions, and faithfulness directly from the Lord! This encourages and enables me to have the right mindset for my day. I try to look at everything that comes my way as a NEW opportunity,even,a NEW adventure in my walk with Christ.

As a Christian, I fully believe and know in my heart that I will one day be with the Lord in Heaven and will truly realize the "prize." But, while HERE on this earth, we surely need "NEW" to empower us daily with a fresh start for victorious living and witnessing. It is like receiving a daily "facelift", and it is refreshing to my soul.

What a blessing that God allows us to drink daily from His "springs of living water", knowing our need to be nourished anew day by day!

Being made new to me means that the things I used to do before I accepted the Lord as my Saviour I no longer do them. I try to live a godly life and one that shows I truly care for people. I hope that all persons who are living right now could be saved and see for themselves what a wonderful and awesome God we serve. I cannot think of anyone who would put up with some of the things we do and still love and care for us. My parents have both passed but I do not think they would. But our God is a gracious, merciful, compassionate and forgiving God. For us to taste this love we have to believe in Him and live in hope for that great day.

His laws are good, because He wants us to be good, kind, generous and care about others. His laws are to protect us that we can live in unity not just with humankind but also with all the creatures He placed on this earth.

Everyday I keep in His Word. I sing songs of praise and I pray for others and I am always thanking Him for His daily gifts and blessings. Anytime anyone tells me of a blessing in their life I thank Him. You cannot help loving and wanting to please Him. He is just awesome! Thank you all for sharing your comments. God is truly blessing us.

For me I want to have a new adventure with Jesus every day. I want to be more in tune with His Holy Spirit. I want to see more opportunities to drop a seed about Christ's love. I sit on the bus for a little over 2 hours (round trip)commuting to work. I could take that opportunity to appropriately drop a seed about Jesus love.
How great and wonderful it is to know about God's love and faithfulness every day. It's new and fresh every day. This should give us hope also. The world needs that hope.

For me being made new is the way GOD sees me. The bible say's that even at our best we are no better than filthy rags. But when we become a christion we are forgiven and our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west. Our filthy lives are washed as white as snow. That's being made new to me. And he continues to forgive my present sins and future sins as long I put my faith in him. How amazing is that.

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