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Monday, March 29, 2010

Today is a New Day

I have been leading our youth through the book of Exodus this year in Sunday school and this past week, I came across the passage where the Israelites were about to be delivered out of Egypt. In the middle of God's wonders and power, He informs the people to change the date of the departure from Egypt to the first day of the year.

"Now the Lord said to Moses & Aaron, this month shall be the first month, the begging, for you and your people..." (Exodus 12:1-2).

Changing the calender in the middle of a jail break is hardly normal... Why would God do this?

Let me be forthright, I did not do alot of research on this, but I have an inkling that it has to do with newness. The Israelites past was one of hardship, misery, and pain. Was this God's way of saying, "This is a new day for you! Forget the past and move on with your lives! I have taken you out of slavery and am bringing you to new opportunities! Let this date be a reminder of what you were and what you now have become!" If this is true and I think it is -just imagine how we as believers in Christ should live our lives.
We are connected to THE change agent...Jesus.
Do not forget that in the middle of the mundane, you are connected with Jesus. Like the Israelites, you can choose to live the way Jesus wants you to or you can remain stuck. You can break the ties of anger, leave behind the abuse in your past and you can seize your divine moment and live to your potential.

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