Lord, make me new


Lord God, Creator and Regenerator of all things new,

Bring newness and freshness into my life through the power of your Holy Spirit.
Keep me from looking for a new fix through
new relationships,
new church,
new causes,
new distractions,
or new indignations.
This is not the newness you want growing in my life.
May I pursue righteousness because you are doing something new in my life.

You want to change me--
to make me new,
each and every day--
by offering up my pride and my insecurities to you
and letting you change anything you want,
introduce anything you want,
tear down any idols you want.

That's how you make me new.
You save me,
then you keep redeeming my carnal mind and heart
every day
if I stop fighting you.
If I stop protecting all the things I don't want to change,
all the comfort,
all the traditions,
all the safety nets,
all the presuppositions.
As long as I hold on to these things,
I will never be made new.

I will just change what I want to
and think I've grown in the Lord.

Lord Jesus,
speak truth to me
and help me listen!
I submit myself to you.

In Jesus' precious name,

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Psalm 98:1

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:3

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:3

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Psalm 149:1

Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7
In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:25
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:7


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