How many times have you wanted to start over? Have you ever wanted to erase everything and do it again?
Kind of an interesting idea when you think about it. You can keep all the wisdom and knowledge you currently possess and give it another go. But we can’t really do it can we. When the urge comes to reset the clock on the old human hard drive, we have to do some major retooling in our brains and souls to have a fresh start.
So many times I have heard the Bible verse which talks about Father giving us a new heart and putting a new spirit on us. It is an awesome idea. The verse is “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).
In reading through Ezekiel this B90X2012, that same idea of new heart and spirit popped up twice before the chapter 36 reference.
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19) and “Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel?” (Ezekiel 18:31).
In looking up the word “new,” on all occasions it is the word chadas. It doesn’t mean anything other than what it is- ‘new, fresh.’
So according to the word of God, it is possible to get a fresh start. I like that. Just like his mercies are new every morning, we can have a fresh outlook, a brand new perspective on how things will go that day. We can love folks, forgive folks, walk away from ugly situations with a different perspective on it all.
The “New” Testament reiterates this idea over and over- new wine, new teaching, new tongues, new believers, new way, new body, new creation, new humanity, new self, new covenant, new birth, new heaven and a new earth. Thank you Jesus.