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Metanoia is a Greek word that means conversion, repentance, or turning things around.

God’s mission is to turn things around — to renew all things and all people.

Is there anything in your life that could use some renewal?

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Create a clean heart for me, God; put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!

Psalm 51:10

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There are some people we just don’t like. Let’s be honest. We would rather avoid them when they approach us. We can’t stand certain mannerisms they have or opinions they spout; they just get under our skin. Every thought we have toward them is unkind. How can we be renewed in our thinking about these persons in our lives?

One of the best ways to break a bad habit is to put a new and better habit in its place. Taking my cue from Jesus’ instruction to “take the log out of my own eye, before I try to remove a speck in another person’s eye,” I have started a new habit. Whenever I find myself looking critically at another person, I stop myself and ask, “What is it in ME that is so bothered?” How can I change MY attitude, so I can see this person the way God does?

Rob Mueller

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Lord, the only person I can truly change is myself. And I can’t even do that without your help! When I notice myself being irritated today, help me learn to look first to my own attitude. Amen.

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So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!

2 Corinthians 5:17

God has already begun the work of renewal in you.

Decide today to live from the new and not from the old!

Rob Mueller

Rev. Rob Mueller has been the minister at Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church since 1994. He has worked in the inner-city Hispanic/Latino community on the west-side of San Antonio, TX for over 30 years. His passions are community ministry, motorcycles, gardening, and watching people wake up to the God who dwells within them.

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