Isaiah 43:18-19: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!“
Revelation 21:3-5: “I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.”
2 Corinthians 5: 17-21: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
God brings dead things to life.
God makes old things new.
God gives purpose to the lost.
God restores the broken.
This is what Project ReGenerate was for us.
We helped our neighbor Omid repair a broken fence, exchange dead plants for fruitfull and healthy ones, clear out the debris and garbage in his yard for a garden to grow. Our team was a visual example of God making ALL things new. It is clear throughout scripture this is WHAT and WHO Jesus is! If you believe and follow Him, he has restored our broken and sinful life to a life that is reconciled and made right by Him.
Isn’t it amazing that we can have confidence in whom we are in Chirst, to therefore live freely in his grace, love, and peace? Not only that, but we have the freedom to live this out for others as well – that they might experience the forgiveness, peace, freedom – and to taste and see that the Lord really is good!
Our prayer and goal throughout Project ReGenerate is that Omid would be able to taste and see how good the Lord is though us serving his home.
Our challenge to you is this – is there something or someone in your neighborhood, work environment, sphere of influence, family, school, etc that needs to be repaired or restored? If there is, would you pray about how YOU can be the hands and feet of Jesus? Pray about how you could be a blessing to others because of how much he has blessed you with? Just start asking the questions to Him and let Him show you his answer.
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