"Then He who sat on the throne said,
‘Behold, I make all things new.'"
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because He who sits on the throne declares that He makes all things new for me! I will behold His power in my life as I allow the renewal process to take place without any fear of the unknown. I can begin again! I am a pioneer! I am not afraid to explore new territory!
Today I will accept new beginnings in every area of my personal world, even if they challenge all of my comfort zones. I will embrace the now, with no unnecessary allegiance to the past. My only obligation is to the now. My only interest is in the now. My total focus is on the now.
Today I will share the concept of new beginnings with others, as I allow them the grace to start over. I will not bind others with the words "you always . . ." or "you never . . .;" I will give them the gift of new beginnings, and I will reap in my own life what I sow into theirs. I will live in the now and love in the now. I will give someone who has disappointed me another chance.
Today I will see the chaos and disorder around me as a necessary means to a new beginning. I will not be moved by what I see. What would normally appear to me as a negative circumstance or situation will be seen by me today simply as the natural messiness of the birth process.
Today I will not be afraid to embrace the essential experience of death in my life -- to die on one level, so that I can be resurrected to the next one. "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain" (John 12:24). I will celebrate the mercy killing of all that needs to die in me.
Today I will rethink an old problem. Because of the possibility of new beginnings, I will be proactive and innovative in my approach to that which has been all too familiar. The prospect of beginning again will resurrect hope in me.
Today I will open a new chapter in the book of my life. I will learn something that I did not know before (or didn't know that I knew); I will think a new thought . . . speak a new word . . . sing a new song . . . pray a new prayer. I make the choice today to live in a world full of new beginnings as darkness is replaced by dawn, and winter is replaced by spring. Today is a new beginning for me, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to believe for new beginnings today. In Jesus’ name, amen.