Devotion

When You Need a Fresh Start

by Greg Laurie on Jan 28, 2019
Before Moses left Midian, the LORD said to him, "Return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you have died."
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I think it’s always a great thing to start something fresh. I love the first day of spring. I love it when Daylight Saving Time begins and we spring forward one hour with our watches and clocks. I also love the way everything looks after it rains.

What is also great is a second chance after you fail. It’s great when you can have a fresh start.

In Exodus 12, Moses was about to change the world for the captives of Egypt. But first, Moses himself would need a new beginning, because he had crashed and burned. You know the story. He killed an Egyptian. He went into exile for forty years. Then God gave him a second chance at the burning bush. The Lord spoke to him and recommissioned him to service. He gave a new beginning to Moses—and ultimately a new beginning to the Israelites.

It comes down to this: When you’ve been changed, you’ll want to see others experience change in their lives, too. Let me turn that around. If you don’t want to see others experience change, then how have you really been changed?

Jesus said this: “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required” (Luke 12:48 NLT).

Do you realize the great privileges you have? God has given these to you, and with them come responsibilities. To whom much is given, from him much is required.

If we can wrap our minds around what God has done for us and how much He has forgiven us, how He’s taken all that sin and removed it from our lives, then we should have an eagerness, an excitement, and a passion to tell others about what God has done for us.

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