Are you looking for renewal? Would you like a do-over? Do you wish for a new beginning? Have you made enough mistakes that you like to go back and start again? Would you like to have a rebirth?

All of us have made bad decisions in our lives. Some mistakes have been worse than others. We may have made decisions we wish we could reverse. Some of us may be living in bad situations due to a bad decision made previously.

Though we cannot go back in time to reverse a bad decision, we can go forward making better decisions. We can determine to think through the options prior to making a decision—even what appears on the surface a small or minor decision. It is sometimes the small decision that leads to a larger decision or a bigger mistake.

There is one decision we all need to make—rebirth in Christ. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are granted a new beginning. We become a new person in Christ. Though many will not believe this is true, and it may take time for changes to appear outwardly in our lives, we become a new person, nonetheless.

Jesus can and will lift us out of the ditch we’ve fallen into. He accepts us where we are, but He won’t leave us there. He heals our brokenness. Jesus renews our purpose for living. He leads us on the path to a life of love, peace, and joy. He washes us clean in the eyes of God, justifies us, and grants us eternal life with Him. We become heirs to heaven.

It doesn’t matter what we have done, Jesus will cleanse us. It doesn’t matter where we are, Jesus promises us eternal life with Him. It doesn’t matter how broken we are, Jesus heals us. It doesn’t matter how old we are, it is never too late.

I pray we all choose to be reborn in Jesus Christ. I pray we accept His offer to cleanse us of our past. I pray each one of us choose healing over brokenness. Be reborn. Be renewed. Be justified. Accept the grace of God. Find love, peace, and joy. Become an heir of eternal life.

Titus 3:5b-7 He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

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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