"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this if from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconcilation." 2 Corinth 5:17-18
Have you ever felt like there were things you wanted to change about your life? Are there things you desire to become better at in order to live more effectively? Some of you have heard 2 Corinth 5:17 a million times, but have you ever taken a moment to think about what that verse really means? It is the hope of our salvation, the very bedrock of our relationship with Christ. When we come to him, we are simply redeemed. He takes away the old, sinful nature of our lives and exchanges our death for eternal life in him. How amazing!!! We are new through the redemptive blood of the Christ and therefore, we are destined to change.
In order to live new as 2 Corinth has called us to do, we must begin to grow and change. God desires wholeness in every area of our lives and as we let go of the former and embrace the newness of change, we change into the complete men and women that God has called us to be. It doesn't matter where you are, change can start for you today. Why wait for a new year or a turning point? Today is a new day and a new opportunity to embrace the spiritual change that God called you to when you recieved his dear son. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, take a moment to say this prayer. Be reconciled to God and he will become the wonderful creator of all things new in you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I come before you confessing that I am a sinner. The sin in my life has caused me to be disconnected from you. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for the sins of this world and that I can recieve eternal life through your dear son. Thank you for saving me by faith and I recieve the newness of life that only you can bring. Amen
If you prayed that prayer, Welcome to the Family of God!! You have just been linked to God through Salvation in Christ! Romans 6:22-23 states: "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."