New Beginnings

"'I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'Plans not for your calamity, but for your welfare, so that you may have a future and a hope!'" (Jer. 29:11)

"He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end" (Eccl. 3:11 NLT).

  1. What you are is a gift FROM God... and what you make of yourself is your gift TO God.
    "Your ears will hear a word behind you, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right or to the left" (Is. 30:21).

    • The greatest enemy of our soul is not destruction. It is DISTRACTION.

    • It steals the POTENTIAL of a God preferred future.

  2. In order to be all we can be, we will require... NEW BEGINNINGS.
    "repent and return in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19).

    • Two necessary actions: REPENT & RETURN.
      "The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out" (Prov. 17:14).

      "And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating...but when he came to his senses..." (Luke 15:16-17).

    • Best time? Before you reach the PIGS!

  3. New beginnings must start TODAY.
    "Behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation..." (2 Cor. 6:2).