Beginnings are one thing, while endings are another! | Devotional by Jimmy Swaggart
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". (Gen. 1:1)
Beginnings are one thing, while endings are another!
On this first day of a brand-new year, which is a new beginning of sorts, the Lord offers to every person a brand-new beginning in their life, irrespective as to what the past has been. Millions this year will make New Year’s resolutions, resolutions which invariably will not be kept. But there is a way that a brand-new beginning can be made, and irrespective as to what the past has been.
Too good to be true?
But yet, in the Lord Jesus Christ, it is true.
"If you, Believer or unbeliever, will resolve at this moment to make Jesus the Lord of your life, realizing that every debt has been settled through the Cross, you truly can have a new beginning" (Gal. 6:14).
For that beginning, a new beginning, first of all, one must realize that Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ Alone, is the Source; and we speak of the Source of all that you need, whatever it might be. However, the “means” by which Christ can do these great things in your heart and life is the Cross, as it is ever the Cross.
Put your Faith in Him and what He has done for you at the Cross, and maintain your Faith in that Finished Work, and you, in effect, will have a new beginning, a miraculous, new beginning, and irrespective as to what the past has been (Jn. 3:16).
Rev. Jimmy Swaggart is the Pastor of Family Worship Center, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, a multi-cultural, interdenominational, Full Gospel Church that continues to be the spiritual hub of the ministry