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Want a New Start in 2015?

New Start 15I love the “undo” button on my laptop. You know the one – that little arrow that curves to the left. When you click it, the last thing you did magically disappears.

Sometimes I wish life had an “undo” button. I could click it to magically erase the unkind words I blurted. Or wipe out my selfish behavior. Or eliminate that wrong decision. To “undo” all those things that brought unwanted consequences or now weigh heavy on my conscience.

Yep. In fact, sometimes it would be great to start over all together. To get a clean slate. To get a complete do-over.

Guess what? If you’re a Christian, that’s exactly what you got when you entered into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. And sister, if things have gotten a bit off track since then, it’s not too late to undo and start new. In fact, now is a great time for a NEW START.

If you’d like to “undo” a few things or even start new on a bigger scale, consider joining me for “New Start 15.” During January, a few friends and I will be leading a month-long journey into holiness. Together we’ll explore what it looks like to become a “new creation in Christ,” to practically live out the set-apart, holy life to which God calls us.

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

New Start 15 theme verseThe “old” life looks like the world around us. And it’s burdened with the weight and consequences of worldly living. But the “new” life is radically different from the world, holy and set apart to God.

There is glorious freedom and joy in living a life of holiness. Freedom from the weight and consequences of sin. And joy in a deeper intimacy with our holy God.

Do you like the sound of freedom and joy? The chance for a New Start? Our God is the God of second chances, clean slates, and do-overs.

Participation in New Start 15 is simple. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Use the New Start 15 Bible Reading Plan in your personal quite time January 5 – 23. (Free PDF download, version A or version B)
  • Like the New Start 15 Facebook page to keep up with daily devotional blog posts, get words of encouragement, and share thoughts from your own journey. (You can also download the New Start 15 bloggers list and schedule.)
  • Follow the New Start 15 “blog hop” January 5-23 (weekdays only) as the New Start 15 team blogs about living the new, holy life in Christ. (List of New Start 15 contributors)
  • Check out the New Start 15 Resources List for books, Bible studies, blog posts, printables and more to help you on your journey.
  • Invite your friends to join you in the New Start 15 journey by sending them the link to this post.

Do you long for deep intimacy with God? Do you desire for your life to please and glorify Him? Do you want your life to point others to Jesus? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then New Start 15 is for you! Join us in January as we dig into God’s Word to find out what He says about living the new, holy life in Christ.

Are you ready for a New Start? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. Or simply let me know you’re in! Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

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31 Responses to Want a New Start in 2015?

  1. Diane December 29, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    Sounds great! I’m in.
    (Can you double-check your link to the list of New Start 15 contributors. I’m getting the pesky “page not found” warning.)
    Thanks,
    Diane

    • Kathy December 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      Hi Diane, glad you’re ready for a new start too! And thanks, I will check that link!

  2. Shelley January 3, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Looking forward to this! Thank you for all your hard work:-)

  3. Linetta January 5, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I am so glad that I heard your show on KSBJ last night. I have always struggled with feeling good enough for the people in my life and have never felt like I deserved God’s love. I have always felt that if I was the only sinner in the world that Jesus wouldn’t have bothered to sacrifice himself for just me, but something changed in me as I listened to that show and I want to thank you for that and let you kmow I’m in for New start 15!!

    • Kathy January 5, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Linetta, so glad you got to hear the show last night! I love how God uses His people to encourage each other! And Linetta, never forget that Jesus died for you! Oh how He loves YOU and me!

  4. Hattie Booker January 8, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Every year is a new start for me. I believe this is what all of us that are serious about being on mission every day in God’s kingdom need to be about. God keep on giving us opportunity to start over each and everyday. 2015 is a great year to really focus on that holiness quality that God gives us because He is holy. Let us embrace the fullness of Christ in our walk and pour forth his lavish love on all that we encounter.

    I would love to join the group. But seem like I am already late, because we have started the fasting and prayer days in our church as well as my husband and I are doing team teaching, as well as being accountablity partners for a couple as well as keeping up with our ministry out reaches. I finally got read the e-mails from last week. I just don’t see how I can add another items to my list.

    • Kathy January 8, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

      Hattie, thank you for coming by New Start 15 is simply a way to encourage and help believers to make a commitment to holiness. It sounds like you have already committed yourself to pursue God’s call to holiness.That’s great! May God bless your efforts to serve and obey Him!

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