When we came to Christ, confessed His Name, repented of sins and turned to God, identified with Him in Baptism, we became new creatures. Our sins were forgiven and conscious cleansed and we entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We began again, started with a new clean slate, we now have a Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit Who lives within us. We became totally New. The scripture also calls that being Born Again. When we are born we are New.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Something in that verse 17 that is missed, is “old things have passed away”.
Old things are worldly things, things that were not right with God, New Things is a changed dedicated life towards living right for Jesus Christ.
We cannot continue to live our way of our old way, we are to grow and do things God’s way.
The statement, and excuse we sometimes use is “well we are human and make mistakes”, that is misleading.
God has called us to be unlike the world and grow to be more Christlike. If we are like we have always been after many years, then something is wrong. Grace changes us not just saves us. Christ’s Love compels us.
If our lives are not indicative of seeking and following Christ, take today and ask forgiveness to God through Jesus Christ and ask Jesus to help you grow in Christ to become New day by day.
14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.
Thank You for all things, and your many blessings.
Grant us Your Grace and Mercy, forgive us everyday through the blood and Love of Jesus.
Help us to be sensitive to Your Spirit and hear Your Voice, and to change and live better for You each day.
In Jesus Name,