Ephesians 4: 24
" and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. "
It's good to have a new day, a new beginning and fresh start. We are told in this section of Ephesians to "put on the new self". It is very clear that we are to be like God, righteous and holy. What this does not mean for us to do, is to adapt ourselves to some "new" or modern ways (unfortunately, even some of our churches do this). God makes everything clear. He is constant and never changing. He is a God of order. In our "if it feels good, do it" society, we often confuse our feelings with the will of God. Sometimes, even if it feels good, it's still sin. And that's hard. We want our family and friends (and ourselves!) to be happy and feel good, but sin, is sin, is sin. So pray, and be in the word; there you will find God's truth. Put on your new self, your new self in Christ, even if the new seems "old fashioned".
"Old fashioned" reminds me of oatmeal (sorry, my mind always goes to food!). And oatmeal....well, oatmeal cookies of course! I tend to bake a lot so, this weekend when I found the pantry going bare, I restocked it with some homemade oatmeal cookies. I always use the Quaker Oats recipe. I use the one from a few years ago, they have changed it just a bit (not as much butter, what up???). This time of year, I love to eat oatmeal cookies with an icy glass of lemonade.