2 Corinthians 4:16 KJV
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
The only thing better than new is re-new. New all over again. You know how you check out books from the library? You bring the whole pile back - yours, your children's, and the one you found under the seat in your car. The librarian is checking them in, then boom! One is missing. You thought you had it but no, it's gone. You honestly thought you had it but you don't want to get hit with fines. So out nowhere but the goodness of God, the librarian speaks up and says,"No worries. I'll just go ahead and renew it, so you can find it!" You know that feeling? That's what 2 Corinthians 4:16 is about!
It's not that Christians don't get tired. Hey, if anybody's gonna be running out of gas in this world it's the people trying to run from it! By the grace of God we are coming out of Babylon and into the marvelous Light of God through Jesus Christ! But hey, it's a race. It is a journey. So don't run in old shoes! Don't run on yesterday's victories or from yesterday's defeat. The heart surrendered to God through Christ, is made new all over again - daily!
Remember, our standing with God is eternally set through the sacrifice of His Son and our Savior - Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:14 KJV Knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you) and all He asks is that we believe it - that's justification! But your growth, your walk, your closeness to God, that's changing daily. Yea, moment-by-moment, because God's closeness is changing you! That's sanctification.
Let's accept the new. Expect the new! If you have surrendered your life to God through Christ, you serve the Creator and have overcome the Copier who can't create. If you haven't made that choice, fall forward and into the new that God offers. And no matter where we are in the race or what's happened before, don't limit your perception of the future as an unknown, but as the possibility or the space of the new. Even, the re-new!
God has something to say to us (more than we want to hear it)! That's why there is always a WORD!