“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'” Revelation 21:5
In the beginning when God created the heavens and earth everything was new. At that time everything was perfect and without sin or any defaults. When sin entered the world, everything was corrupted. There will come a day when God will make everything new again. He has already started in the process of making everything new.
One of the things God is making new is every person who believes in Jesus. Those who follow Jesus are being made new. They are called a new creation of God’s. The heart, mind, actions, beliefs, and attitudes are being changed into something new. Every believer is being changed into the image of Jesus.
It is a process that takes time. Just as a person does not build a house or a city in one day, God does not make you completely new in one day. The only change that is completely instant is the slate saying you are condemned is cleaned instantly. As soon as you accept what Jesus has done for you, the guilty sentence is removed. From that point forward there is a process that God is going through to perfect you.
As a believer you are to be like Jesus in every way. God is working on that. On the day you step into heaven, that process will be finished. There will be no more pain, suffering, sin, condemnation, death or anything else negative. Everything will have been made new.
Until that day, however, there will be death and pain. You must hang in there with God. You must allow God to make the changes in your life that is needed.
When God shows you something to change, are you allowing it to happen?
Take a look at your life. Are you becoming someone new? Or are you staying in your old patterns and way of life?
If you allow Him to, God will make you new as He is working to make everything new. His words are true and you can take them to the bank and cash them in, if you trust Him.
I pray today that you will allow God to work in your life; that you will allow God to make the needed changes; that you will become more like Jesus everyday; and that you will follow Jesus until the day He makes all things new.