II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

If I had four strangers stand up before you…two God-fearing Christians and two not, would you be able to tell me who was who? Probably not. That’s because most, if not all, of our change as followers of Jesus happens inside. We are told to replace the old for the new at all levels of our life…in our thinking, desires, attitudes, actions, and speech. This includes what we love and value, where we find hope and refuge, and how we grow spiritually. Ephesians 4:22-24 explains again that we are to put off our old self & put on our new self…”by making new the attitudes of your minds.” So how do we change our spiritual mindset from old to new? It’s by studying and then applying the ultimate source of Truth – God’s Word- to our life. We can then experience a change of perspective, a heart change through repentance and faith, followed by a change in our practices. And as we continually put off the old for the new, we will grow in our relationship with God, be able to respond Biblically to sin in ourselves and others, purse personal Holiness, and finally, glorify God in all we do.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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