by John Michalak
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:17, 19
Do you feel new?
When a car breaks down, we buy a new one. When our clothes become old, we buy new clothes. What’s new feels fresh, it’s full of life. It means we can begin again.
But, most of us don’t feel “new.” We instead feel the aches and pains of age. The older we get, the more set in our ways we become. It seems that when it comes to ourselves, nothing can ever really change.
But, when you become a follower of Christ, everything becomes new. You can learn a new way of life and feel a freshness of heart. You can pursue new things, explore new ideas. You can see life with a new purpose and mission.
If that’s hard for you to believe, that’s ok. The key is to start with a new confession. Confess to your heart and mind that—despite your age, set behaviors, or past hurts—God is just waiting to make you new.
A new confession leads to a new spirit. And then nothing is ever the same again.
Prayer: Lord, I confess that you can make everything—including me—a new creation in You.