This Changes Everything

Today’s Scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17…

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Today’s blog post is written by Olivia Reynolds, Summer Ministry Intern

Are you feeling weary and worn out? Sick of the same old routine? Frustrated by things you can’t seem to change?

I know that sounds like the start of a sales pitch, but it’s more of an invitation—because stretching your faith is exactly the thing to shake you out of that funk.

I think it’s interesting that Jesus called many of His disciples while they were at work. Peter, Andrew, James and John all dropped their fishing nets to follow Christ, and even Matthew left his cushy job as a tax collector to join the ranks.

Why would these men make such a reckless decision with just a moment’s notice? Because they recognized something radically, refreshingly different about Jesus—and they knew that they didn’t want to miss out. By the end of Jesus’ ministry, the disciples were transformed by the wisdom and love that He offered. No more boring daily grind for those guys—their encounter with Christ had made all things new. And then that transformation compelled them to share the gospel wherever they went, no matter the cost.

How about you? You might not quit your job or leave your home, but when you focus your effort and attention on Christ, I think you’ll discover how He can change your life dramatically. When our eyes are fixed on Him, it’s easier to let go of the “old things” like worries, grudges, and bad habits. Are you ready for that? Today, I’ll pray that God helps us to feel renewed in our relationship with Him, and that others will see our transformation in the way we serve.

 

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