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A New Start

James Grayston

I've been thinking a lot recently about making the most of "new start" in life. The last few months of my life have been a bit of a whirl wind. I finished university after 6 years, I got married, I moved house and started a new job. When people at work found out how eventful my summer had been, they would always be surprised and ask why I had done it all at once. My response was that it was the right timing for everything and I wanted all the changes to happen at once and have a new start at this stage in my life.

Although this new start over summer has been amazing, there was a point in my life, when I was 9, that I decided I wanted to make a change that would give me a new start that would change the rest of my life. I had grown up going to church and learning about the Bible and about the Lord Jesus. I knew that humans were sinners and that God is perfect and that he sent his Son, Jesus to die as a sacrifice and pay the price for all the things we do and have done wrong in our lives. I knew that I needed to ask forgiveness for the things I had done wrong and I decided that I wanted to give the rest of my life to him. At that point, I had a new start. I had a God who would be by my side whatever I did. I had a God who loved and cared for me and would be there for me whenever I needed him. This was the best new start I have ever had. I had a peace that I had never experienced before. I had a God who would be there for me whenever I needed and who I could pray to and ask for help and pray for others too.

I believe that anyone who turns to God and asks for forgiveness and believes that he sent his Son to die for them can have a new start, regardless of their past. God desperately wants this for those who haven't yet trusted him. It's the best decision I've ever made and if you haven't made this decision, I urge you to do so as it's the best decision I've ever made and can guarantee it would be for you too.

2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"