Sunday, August 13, 2017

A New Reality

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

We are not who we were. We are born again. We no longer desire to sin because we are in Christ. That is the reality of our salvation. The dead man. Who we were is not in our new reality. In that former reality, we are subject to all the old feelings and past choices. Christ wants us to remain in Him. It is where we have freedom. Where we only see Jesus and His kingdom.

And yet we dabble in the old reality every day. Sometimes our entire day is spent there. We try to fix everything by ourselves leaning to our own understanding. We take credit for all the good that happens and blame the devil or someone else when our choices cause conflict or problems for us.

It seems that we often only look to our new reality when we can't do it on our own. When all else fails, we remember who we are in Christ and step into that reality. If only we could convince our self to stay there. When we practice His presence and walk out in the new reality all goes according to God's plan. The defeated Satan no longer has any effect on us.

Father God help me to stay in this new reality. To walk out as the born again believer I confess to be. In Jesus name, I pray

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