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From: The Message/Remix: Solo, An Uncommon Devotional Day 277

A Fresh Start

Read the passage.  Here is a link to it in an online bible in The Message translation:
2 Cor. 5:14-21

What implications does this passage have for your life right now?

Meditate on these words: “Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new.  The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!” (You might consider their radical inclusiveness.)

“Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.” How can you become a better friend to God? What would that entail? How does it feel to know that God is already a friend to you? Do you feel deserving of his friendship? Why or why not?

Thank God that he gives you a fresh start with your life and a fresh start every single morning. Let your thankfulness spill over; tell God that you are grateful to have new life in him.

Ask God to help you become a better friend to him and to help you understand what a friend he is to you!

“God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.  We’re Christ’s representatives.” Who can you tell today about what God is doing in the world?


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