Daily Devotionals


Jeanie had a very bad day. Nothing seemed to go the way she intended it to go, and she ended up embarrassing herself several times.

That evening, as she read her Bible, she went to the Lord in prayer. Confessing her sins, she said, “Lord, make me a good girl, please!”

After thinking for a moment, and realizing that it might be a difficult job even for the Lord, she quickly added, “If at first You don’t succeed, Lord, try, try again!”

We can take great comfort in knowing that He will never give up on any of us, and more importantly, He will do all He can to help us succeed because His reputation is on the line!

Paul said that “those who become Christians become new creations. They become brand new persons!” Hard to believe? Of course. Impossible for God? Indeed not!

Christianity differs from every other religion. It is not the teachings of our Founder that save us, it is His death, burial and resurrection. It was His death that canceled our sins and His resurrection that made our new life in Christ possible. We become new persons through Him.

When there is sin in our life, He is anxious to forgive us. When we are trapped by habits that would destroy us, He wants to free us. “If we confess our sins, He will forgive us. If our lives are soiled, He will cleanse us.” He’s always there to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

Prayer: Lord, even though we become new creations, we often behave like the old person we once were and fail to be who You intend us to be. Help us to succeed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today:   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17