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Friday, September 17, 2010

a new creation

This is what I am.

Not because of anything I have done. 
Quite contrary.

It is only because of what Christ has done for me, in me- sometimes even as I resist. So sad. Why do I do that?

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new crature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  
II Corinthians 5:17

As Christians, we are new creatures.
But the old man is still there, lurking.
I must remember each day that who I am should be determined by who I know (Jesus) and not what I feel (fleshly desires). And whatever I model each day is what my children will learn that day, and what my husband will remember about the day as he lays his head down to sleep. And don't forget the people we meet each week who may know nothing of Christianity, save what they see in our life.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.  Galatians 6:15
There is nothing I can do of myself that will manifest this new creation. Only through God's strength can my life show this newness. Going to church, having a facade of pleasantness, being helpful... are nothing.
nothing, without His light shining through.

My prayer for this day... is that I (we) would remember that I AM A NEW CREATION. And I should not resemble what once was. Teach me, O Lord, the way of they statues; and I shall keep it unto the end. Psalm 119:33

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