So you say you’re a new believer…
“Whenever you wish to change yourself, but find it difficult, start as children do by pretending that you already are. As you play at being who you wish to become, the play act itself will surely transform you.” –Cornelius V Wyk
Romans 8:28-30 NKJV
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified…..
For new believers and believers in need of a spark to revive your heart: Can you recall your first pursuit in walking with God through Christ? Perhaps like me you furiously read the Word of God, trying to ingest the whole Bible in one sitting. You couldn’t get enough. You were starving. Every day is a new day in Christ and faithful children are renewed daily in His strength and power. Do not be dismayed in times of trouble for Christians will have trials.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.