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Being Made New

Photo by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

The reality of life in Christ is amazing. Literally, I am becoming a new person. At some point, when this body dies, I even get a “made new” body that lasts forever.

So, my character is made new. My mind is made new. My body is made new. All of this is through faith in Jesus Christ. The ongoing renewal is led by the Holy Spirit and overseen by God the Father.

This is my reality.

This is the truth for anyone following Jesus.

Encouragement: God is all about making everything new.

Prayer: Dear God, thank You for making me new in every way. I lean into Your loving renewal in me. In Jesus name, Amen.

-Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

Beautiful Music

On any given Thursday afternoon during the summer, if you drive into Camp towards the big tent you can hear the music and elation flowing from Special Friends campers, volunteers, and staff. The band is playing, drums are hit, tambourines and maracas are shaken, air guitars are strummed, and campers and staff alike are dancing and singing with joy. The moment the music begins to play, the dynamic changes, everyone seems to understand the common language of music, and the ...

The Gardener, the Vine, and the Branch

Photo by www.zanda. photography on Unsplash He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15:2 NLT  Jesus tells us that, in vineyard terms, that He is the vine, our lives are the branches coming off of the vine, and God the Father is the gardener taking care of keeping the vine and the branches healthy and producing. When it comes ...

Planning and Purpose

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash You can make many plans, but the Lord ’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 NLT  Planning is an important part of life. It encourages engagement with others, reflection on what is, what needs to be, and how to get there. By nature, planning is a process and continuous. Our planning is different than God’s purpose. Planning describes how we envision getting from point A to point B in our lives. God’s purpose is ...