Have you ever wished that you could start over? There is a way. You can live a new life by the glorious power of the Father. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17). God doesn’t just patch you up; He makes you brand new. Let go of the past, put off the old and put on the new man created in Christ Jesus.

Father, we thank you for loving us and providing salvation. Thank you for delivering us from the power and dominion of sin, and bringing us into a safe place. You have saved us because of your mercy, through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. It is by grace we have been saved, through faith – and this is not from ourselves, it is the gift of God. Now that we belong to you, teach us obedience to the Holy Spirit’s instructions that we might walk in newness of life. Jesus, you are the Author and Finisher of our faith, and we offer this prayer of thanksgiving in your name. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Romans 6; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8