How do we know we are new?
2 Cor 5:17 MSG Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!
In the NIV translation, its says
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Sometimes we need a reminder of just how new we are. How different we are now. That’s the posture that we must take.
What does it mean to be new?
This means that I I am discovering now is no longer sifted through my standards. Its far more vast than that. This new in the image that Christ created me in. His purpose and will for my life. This is my real identity. It’s not easy to just let go of your past but it can be done. You can move forward knowing that you aren’t bound by it. It no longer dictates your life. You aren’t defined by it. In Isaiah 33:18 it says “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.
I don’t have to dwell on those things anymore. They don’t rule my life. I urge you to take a stand today walk in your newness reminding yourself that you are different in Christ.Just to Reflect
Can I be in Christ and live my life the way I use to?
Father God thank you once again for being this awesome mighty God that you are. We love you Lord. Today we ask in the name of Jesus that you forgive us of living our lives forgetting that we are new and are no longer bound by our old lives. Father we ask that as it says in your Word and so it is we walk in the newness that is you. Lord help us to speak and act in away that is lead by the Holy Spirit and not by our flesh. Satan we serve notice on you right now in the name of Jesus. You have no longer have a hold on our lives for we are new in Christ Jesus and its in Jesus Name we pray. Hallelujah and Amen.