A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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Out with the old, in with the new.
Remember the 1983 movie, Trading Places, with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd?
It was a movie about what happens when a wealthy and a poor man trade places and who they become as a result of their new lives. It was a funny movie, but also the reality of what happens when people take on new changes in life.
It's like trading in our old selves with our new selves. Although Eddie Murphy's character was poor and became wealthy and the opposite for Dan Aykroyd's character, in the end they both learn valuable lessons about life and the importance of accepting people for people. They both became better, more thoughtful and loving people. Overall, the movie had a great message.
That's kind of how it works when we accept God in our lives. The old has passed away and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). We have traded places with our old self and now we are new creations in Christ. And let me tell you, that is a wonderful thing. It means our lives are so much richer and fuller, because we have a reliable and loving source to tap into. We are more blessed, because of it. God looks after His own first, just like any great parent. Yet, His blessings are available to everyone. All anyone has to do is confess with their mouth and believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord and He died for all of us (Romans 10:9-10). Pretty simple really.
Anyway, I don't know about you, but I'm so much better newer than I was with my old self. I wouldn't trade places for nothing in the world.
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa