“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthains 5:17 NLT
I love this verse! So many of us get stuck in the mindset that when we come to Jesus, He just takes us and cleans us up a little bit. That He dusts us off, helps us to change a couple of our behaviors and helps us to become better people but NO, when we surrender our lives to Jesus, he makes us NEW. A completely new creature! The definition of new is: not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time. Our old life and way of living isn’t just a foggy memory, it is completely gone and we get a fresh start. Isn’t God so good?
We get hung up on our past. Things we did, things we didn’t do, things we’ve said or not said, things we regret and feel shame over. We like to play back our past like a movie reel and tell ourselves all the reasons why we can’t, we won’t and we’ll never. God has told us flat out in His word that we are NEW and the old life is gone….existing no more!
God help us to capture the truth of Your Word in our minds and in our hearts. That we would view ourselves the way that You view us. New. Filled with the Holy Spirit and capable to do all that You have called us to.
Nikki Armstrong, Creative Team/Production Team
White Oak Campus