New Life

TODAY’S VERSE

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
II Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
When we read today’s verse we often think of the person that has been raised outside of the church and has never known anything about Christ. Or we think of the person whose lifestyle has been in complete opposition to scriptural standards. We understand how they can become new. But what about those who were raised in the church? Those who have heard the Bible taught since they were little? What is new in their life? The answer is maturity. That’s right. When we truly understand what “belonging to Christ” means, we can choose to believe what Christ believes about us. A “new person” means we don’t have to live with our immature childish belief systems. Shame, false guilt, people pleasing, negative self-beliefs melt away when we see that in Christ we are a “new” creature. So you may have belonged to Christ for a long time but have you embraced the new person that He has created you to be? The old childish immature life is gone. Embrace your new mature life in Christ.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, help me understand how to live that “new” life that You have given me. Help me to break away from my “old life” beliefs and embrace the new. In Jesus’ Name.
AMEN

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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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