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How God Makes All Things New

God Makes All Things New

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There was a woman sent from God. Her name is Kelly.

When once she was sad, lonely and afraid,
today she’s found peace.

When once she used to fear dark land mines set in her room,
today she only hears the whisper of Jesus confirming, “You’re mine.”

When once she used to look to anyone to confirm her worth,
today her worth is found in the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ.

When once she used to try to be the Savior to a family of 8,
today she is a simple mom of 2 – with a Savior of One.

When once she lived afraid of whom she was, what she would become
and what others might do to her,
today she walks with confidence of God’s purpose set before her.

When once she crafted her words and actions to meet other’s needs and desires,
today she crafts her heart around the one who crafted hers.

When once she held herself to the standard of perfection,
today she let’s walls fall so Jesus can address her imperfections.

No doubt, I am this Kelly.
I am the Kelly that was lost – lost to fear.

Lost from life. Lost from love. Lost from hope. Lost from purpose.

But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. (Luke 15:32)

But we had to celebrate and be glad, because (Kelly) was dead and is alive again; (Kelly) was lost and is found.'”

My knight and shining armor came – and rescued me – and he will come again. He will come in on a white horse to save the day…

…to more and more set us free.

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. (Rev 19:11)

When once we were in the world, surrounded by darkness,
one day we will rejoice with our maker in the eternal light of significance and security.

On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. (Rev 21:25)

When once pain, cancer, conflict and wars prevailed,
one day we will Jesus Christ prevail at the right hand of God on his mercy seat,
reigning and pleading in all power and might.

Who then is the one who condemns? No one.
Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–
is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Ro. 8:34)

When once we sang songs of earthly despair crying tears of agony,
one day the angels will sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” and every tear will be no more.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more,
neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore,
for the former things have passed away. (Rev. 21:4)

When once we ached to find more,
one day we will learn what the definition of “more” really means.

…To be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment-
-to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. (Eph. 1:10)

From freedom to freedom.
From power to power.
From love to love.

God is always moving us deeper and deeper into his love.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Cor. 5:17)

Jesus erases the power of “once” to delight us in the power of “new”. God makes all things new.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • Kelly – what a beautiful and moving post. I felt like I was watching you shed layers and feelings of unworth and abuse as I read. I could see you strengthening and growing in your love and faith in Jesus. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMF. Have a wonderful weekend – And Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • I did feel that this post was important to my heart. God is so good. I am just in the process of embracing all of his goodness in his process of transformation. It is beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting. I am honored.

  • When the old passes and the new is created in us… 🙂

    I love that I can come here every Friday and find a treasure trove of verses on any given subject.

  • Kelly, your words are so moving. What a beautiful Savior we have! I love the picture of Him as our Knight in shining armor riding in on His white horse to save us from ourselves, from this world, from sin. You are such an encouragement to me. Thank you, friend! xoxo

    • Sabra, thank you for your words. I am just so thankful that he is so amazing. We will celebrate holding hands together one day Sabra. Won’t that be amazing? Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you.

  • Kelly, this is absolutely beautiful! I liked this line especially: “Jesus erases the power of “once” to delight us in the power of “new”. God makes all things new.” Amen! So very glad I stopped by today!

  • Hi kelly, your words mk so much sense to me.
    I recognise your journey being a very new christian.
    I have suffered with anxiety , changing me in so many ways!!!
    Thank the lord he opened the door for even bigger changes.
    Although im still not completly through the anxiety im learning to trust in the lord now instead of doing things on my own.
    Thankyou for your words of encouragement x

    • Julie, I am happy to hear that you are growing and learning to trust more. It is a process, but God will hold your hand the whole way through. He will be faithful to make you more and more like him. Keep persisting in seeking him; he will be the greatest gift of your life.

  • Kelly, your words have the power to set someone free today. I pray that this person is led to this blog post to read these words and they soak deep in her heart and become truth.

    • Thank you for this. He does move us from Grace to Grace – great point! I am humbled you visited my blog and left a comment. Thank you for this. Keep pushing in your calling; it is so valuable to God’s kingdom.

  • Thank you for these powerful words. We are no longer broken. Messy sometimes but not broken because we have a Savior who came to erase “the power of “once” to delight us in the power of “new.”
    I saw this in my inbox yesterday and held off reading it until today as I had a “new” post on my heart too and didn’t want to plagiarize! Isn’t it fabulous how the Holy Spirit works on sister (and brother) hearts in waves – touching us in similar ways?
    Preach it girl!!

    • Thank you Angela. I do believe that through the unity of the church the heart of God – in present circumstances goes forth. I have noticed that with the #RaRalinkup on Tuesdays. A lot of the posts will be similar. I can’t help but feel this is the emphasis the Lord wants. I can’t wait to read your post. Be sure to linkup this week!

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