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Monday, November 21, 2016

New Creation

A lot of days I don't even think about it: this blog.  But, other days, I miss blogging and having a 'scrap book' of our lives and my thoughts.
I am a journal-er by nature. And even though I can't seem to do it consistently, on a daily basis; And, even though my grammar and writing aren't the best, it does something for my soul to write things down.  To be able to look back and remember.  To think through things, to reason with myself and to spill it out to God in written prayer.

Life has been moving at an uncomprehendable rate.  I haven't written on this blog for over a year.  15 months to be exact.  In that time a LOT has happened. I've been terrible at taking pictures - which is another thing that I love doing. Record keeping.  Memories and ways to remember are important to me.  And I can't help but feel that I've done myself a dis-service by not recording some of it.

SO, I hope to do better.  TO write down a least SOME of what is happening in our lives.  Even if no one ever reads it but me, I hope to print them as books some day.  Maybe my kids will want to share them with their children and grandchildren. Maybe not.  But family lore and hearing about my heritage is really important to me and I hope to pass that along to them.

One of the most important things I want to share with them is my faith journey.  I want to pass on the faith that has been passed down to me and to share with them the things I am learning each and every day. To share with them that I am not perfect but desire to grow and be authentically who I am with them and everyone else.

I've grown and changed since I started blogging years ago.  So, this blog has grown and changed and no doubt it will continue to do so.  It is continually a new creation as am I.

This morning, I was reading in 2nd Corinthians and these verses jumped out at me.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21New International Version (NIV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

First, I thought about what it means to be reconciled.  The dictionary says this:  
to find a way of making (two different ideas, facts, etc.) exist or be true at the same time

I feel like that is what God has done.  We are human sinner and yet we are righteous before God.  It is hard to wrap my brain around that.  How I know I am human and mess up and forget to ask forgiveness and forget that I even need forgiveness and yet, by Jesus I am righteous before God.  Reconciled.

The other things that jumped out at me today was that I am to be an ambassador for Christ. This goes back to that authenticity for me.  I want to be HIS and to show HIM in all areas of my life each and every day.

Lord, help me remember that I am reconciled through you and help me be your ambassador this day.

  

1 comment:

Miriam Pauline said...

I hear you. I want to blog. I write posts in my head. There are things I want to remember--for me if not for anyone else. But I got away from blogging and am finding it so difficult to come back. I hope to see posts here occassionally. But more importantly, keep enjoying life. The rest will come (for both of us) in the right season. Happy Thanksgiving.