A New Do

As many of you know, N and I have been busy getting ready for our trip to Idaho. In the midst of it all, I decide I need to get my hair cut and luckily she has one opening that fits my schedule before Friday. What is it about a new hair cut that makes a girl feel better? A hair cut make me feel all new and together whether I really am or not. Since I am going to be meeting new people this week, I thought I could use all the help I could get. So the appointment is set. I am ready to go but… Isn’t there always a but in life? I am fascinating my 7th period class with the ends and outs of trigonometry when I look up and see my husband in the hall way. It ends up they forgot to do one of the blood tests that I need for my trip. I need to go today before 4:30 the time of my hair appointment.

School gets out. I gracefully send my students off and then race to my car. Can I get my blood drawn and my hair cut? I can sure try. I arrive at the doctor at 4:00 sharp and am out of there by 4:18. Isn’t God good? I run to my car and arrive 5 minutes late to my appointment. Since the hair dresser is my neighbor she forgives my late arrival. 45 minutes later, my hair has been shampoed, cut, and styled. I feel like a new me especially after the hurdles I went through to get there.

It got me to thinking that God is the process of giving his children New Dos. In II Cor 5:17 which says ” If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. The old is gone, the new has come.” The great thing is that to get God’s do you don’t have to jump over any hurdles. Jesus took care of all that on the cross. All you simply have to do is ask. Ask to be forgiven. Ask to be renewed by His spirit. And even after we have asked that first time, I find myself coming back to His feet needed to be cleansed, needing to be refilled, needing more of Him. I can then come away confident that Jesus being a part of me makes a better me.

Dear God,

Thank you for your saving grace. Thank you for the washing of rebirth and the renewal by the Holy Spirit. Fill me with your Spirit today. Give me a new DO that is from you. Amen