Saturday, May 23, 2015

Try, Try Again!

Jeanie had a very bad day. Nothing seemed to go the way she intended it to go, and she ended up embarrassing herself several times.

That evening, as she read her Bible, she went to the Lord in prayer. Confessing her sins, she said, “Lord, make me a good girl, please!”

After thinking for a moment and realizing that it might be a difficult job even for the Lord, she quickly added, “If at first You don’t succeed, Lord, try, try again!”

We can take great comfort in knowing that He will never give up on any of us, and more importantly, He will do all He can to help us succeed.

Paul said that “those who become Christians become new creations. They become brand new persons!” Hard to believe? Of course. Impossible for God? Indeed not!

Christianity differs from every other religion. It is not the teachings of our Founder that save us, it is His death, burial and resurrection. It was His death that canceled our sins and His resurrection that made our new life in Christ possible. We become new persons.

When there is sin in our life, He is anxious to forgive us. When we are trapped by habits that would destroy us, He wants to free us. “If we confess our sins, He will forgive us, cleanse us.” He’s always there to help.

Prayer: Lord, even though we are new persons, we often fail to be who we want to be. Help us to succeed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

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