READ John Hagee Daily Devotional December 31 2022:
SCRIPTURE: 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.”
Many of us launch into a new year with a handful of resolutions to make the coming months better than those we left behind. Jesus is the one path to true transformation.
When we welcome Christ into our ordinary lives, He transforms common clay into royalty. Everyday water becomes extraordinary wine. Unremarkable lives become trophies of His grace.
If you despair of a do-over, just look at the parade of people that Jesus granted new beginnings. A blustering, impulsive fisherman named Peter became a rock of the early church. From Christ-denying coward into a conqueror who was crucified upside down because of his radical faith!
John had such a hot temper that he was nicknamed “son of thunder,” but Jesus transformed him into an apostle of love. From the cross, he commissioned John to care for His own mother for the rest of her life.
Jesus transformed a Christian-killing, intellectual monster named Paul into a great evangelist and father of the New Testament church. And if He did it for them, He will do it for you!
When we plant ourselves in Christ Jesus – and He comes to abide in us – we have no need to fear the future. The old gives way to the new, and we are transformed to be like Him
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Welcome the new year with courage and confidence! As you are changed to be more like Him, better things are just ahead!