2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!
If a person is engrafted in Christ who is the Messiah, they are a new creation altogether. The previous self has passed away and a fresh new self has come to replace it!
We have all made mistakes. We have all missed it!!!! We can be our own worst enemy sometimes. We can load ourselves down with such a burden of guilt and self-doubt that we force ourselves to spiral even further downward into sin and despair. This is the exact feeling and attitude Satan wants us to have. The father of lies wants us to believe that we are worthless and unable to resist temptation. He wants us to have self-doubt and inadequacy issues. When we are down we can’t minister and uplift others. We can’t overflow if we aren’t filled. We aren’t bringing others into Christ’s kingdom. We are letting evil win in our lives.
Thank God that you are not who you used to be. Describe the new creation that you are now…write down (maybe use words like forgiven, healed, free from ______, full of love, patient, and so forth).
Lord, thank you for the ability to run to you and your saving grace. Thank you for allowing me to be a new creation. Help me to seek you daily and abide in your truth! Thank you for making me a new creation and help me to rely on your grace and mercy to forgive others.