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. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:16-20, NIV)
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Everybody is changing.
In fact, the vast majority of people are intentionally taking steps to drastically alter the future from their current course of life.
No matter what you would like to change, one thing holds true for all of us: Our soul longs for change too. Only, our soul is not looking to read about change, or attend a seminar. It is looking for an experience that it can only attain in Jesus Christ. It is looking for refreshment in God, a revival of purpose, and a removal from vain pursuits.
This promise - of being made new - resonates with our soul because it is truth.
But one thing to always remember as a, “new creation,” is that Jesus didn’t make our sin good, or make us strong enough to simply carry our regrets as baggage.
Instead, He renewed us in HIMSELF, fresh and new!
Sin cannot be fixed, it is in its very nature a rebellion against God. Because of Christ, our soul can declare freedom; for sin was not fixed in us, it was demolished. You can personalize this scripture in prayer as, “Therefore, I am in Christ, and I am a new creation.”
EXPERIENCE life in His abundance,
LIVE as we were created to,
and WORSHIP Jesus as Lord and Savior.
This promise, at it’s most foundational level, is our hope. Hope is not a destination, but a journey.
What are you facing today? Are you still trying to move past yesterday? Are you mentally preparing for what today holds? Whatever you face and wherever you are, remember, if you are in Christ, you are a new creation!
Take a moment right now to embrace and apply this promise, this truth.
YOU, are a new creation in Christ. YOU, are not defined by your sins, failures, disappointments, or personal achievements. YOU, are created with purpose.
“The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
The change your soul longs for can only take place, “in Christ.” So wherever you are today, no matter what happens, you can EXPERIENCE, LIVE, and WORSHIP Jesus as Lord and Savior.
In Him, you are redeemed.
[guest writer: Jeremy Kuehn]
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