Job 40:1-42:17 / 2 Corinthians 5:12-21 / Psalm 45:1-17 / Proverbs 22:14
Standout Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, all things have become new.”
Satan can’t stand this powerful, inspiring, fact. He will do all he can to whisper lies to us trying to convince us (even if we’re Christians) that we are still subject to the life we once had without Christ. He loves to get us to believe that we can’t “really be made new”, and that our old patterns of behavior and sin are just “who we are” – part of our personality we (and everyone else) just need to accept.
When we ask Jesus to be the Lord of our lives, Satan knows he is defeated regarding where we will spend eternity, but if he can get us side-tracked from walking with God, experiencing Him, obeying Him and becoming the people He created us to be, he can mess up the good things God has for us here on earth and keep us confused and powerless.
As Christians we need to be crystal clear on what God offers us when we ask Him into our hearts. THE OLD JUNK, OUR OLD PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR, OUR OLD SINS, OUR OLD WAYS OF THINKING, and OUR OLD LIFE APART FROM GOD IS GONE! DONE. FINISHED. WE NO ARE NO LONGER AT THE MERCY OF ANYTHING THAT SEPARATES US FROM HIM.
God offers us a BRAND NEW, FRESH, SPOTLESSLY CLEAN START! BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE CAN BREAK ADDICTION, TURN FROM OLD DESTRUCTIVE WAYS OF LIVING THAT KEEP US SEPARATED FROM HIS BEST FOR US, AND WALK FREE!
As we choose to TRULY BELIEVE this TRUTH, we will be passionately empowered to GO FOR IT with the Lord! What an amazing gift God gives us – not just eternal life (although that would certainly be enough!) but the chance to WALK WITH HIM and BECOME THE PEOPLE HE CREATED US TO BE RIGHT HERE ON EARTH EXPERIENCING HIS PRESENCE AND HIS GOODNESS IN OUR LIVES EVERY DAY – THE RELATIONSHIP WE WERE BORN FOR!! SO GOOD!!