A New Beginning

How would you like to have an inheritance you could never expend? Would you like to have confidence it would last forever? Do you desire a restart, a do over, a new beginning? Do you know it is available to you?

Most of us think of an inheritance as money, land, or possessions. Some are granted an inheritance of the family farm. Others may covet and receive family photos a hundred years old. Still others may inherit money or life insurance.

Unfortunately, all those things will be spent or fade or require a lot of work to maintain. Rare is the individual who inherits enough money they never have to work again. Cherished photos slowly fade over time. Those who inherit a family farm or business must continue to work diligently to maintain them, so they are productive and relevant.

There is an inheritance we can receive that lasts forever. It comes through our new birth, new beginning due to God’s mercy. He gifts us with it and a living hope, a hope that grows in confidence. Our hope that comes from knowing Jesus was resurrected and lives today. A hope that becomes stronger as we experience God working in our lives.

Our experiences with God are many. We simply need to open our eyes and ears to see and hear them. It is easy to say it is simple, yet we struggle with seeing Him at work as we worry about our day-to-day lives. With our focus on the moment, we fail to see the larger work of God going on all around us, which is why we need quiet time with God. A time to step out of the moment, reflect, and see how God has worked in our lives. As we see Him at work, our hope increases.

I pray we all take time to reflect and see God working in our lives. I pray we have confidence in the resurrection of Jesus. I pray each of us live in our hope and new beginning. Accept God’s mercy. Enjoy your new beginning. Experience God. Know Christ lives. Grow your hope. Look forward to your eternal inheritance.

1 Peter 1:3-4a Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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