Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New You!

Galatians 6:15 (MSG) It is not what you and I do—submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what God is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life!

This year, the same as every year, multitudes of people will make New Year's resolutions. Some will try to get fit, quit smoking or give up a bad habit. They may enjoy unhealthy lifestyles and bad habits, but the drawbacks out-way the positive. These things are bondages and in many cases, we really do not want to give them up.

Someone who has an alcohol addiction may enjoy drinking. They may have a strong desire to drink that overpowers the desire not to. This is bondage. According to our passage at the top—and many others in the Scripture, Christ has provided us with a totally new, free life. So how do we tap into this freedom?

The Scripture at the top has a key point to notice. It says, "He is creating something totally new." True freedom lies in knowing you do not have to do it because He will do it for you.

When you understand His love and acceptance of you, no matter what you may be into—you allow Him to be close to you. When you allow Him into your life, it allows Him to change your desires. The pleasure you can gain by some of these addictions, is nothing compared to the pleasure He can give you. He created you; He knows what can make you happy.

The Bible says in Hebrews 9:14 (MSG), "think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out." It is the blood of Christ that carries the power. The best way to access this power is to have communion, the bread and wine that represent the body and blood.

Have it regularly like medicine. According to dictionary.com, the word communion means, "an exchange of intimate thoughts and feelings"*. Communion is a way to fellowship with your best friend. When you commune with Jesus, He will saturate your being. Over time, you will see changes take place, even bondages you did not realize you had. He loves you even with all your faults. He loves to commune with you. Expect results and you will see results.

You can have communion as often as you like. As you begin, thank Jesus for what He has done. Give Him praise and get personal. Talk about everything the same way you talk to a best friend. You will get to that place of freedom and enjoy life—like never before.

Happy New Year, may you be amazingly blessed this coming year!

*https://www.google.ca/search?q=define+communion

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