Monday, April 4, 2016

Changed Creation

You might be a Christian, if you ... are a Changed Creation

A Christian is someone who has decided their old life is not working for them. They have made a decision to change their ways; but not in their own power, they've decided to turn their life over to Jesus. HE gives them the power to become something new.

The bible says that if a man does that, he is a new creation.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Cor. 5:16-18

There should be a change in someone who claims they belong to Christ. Sometimes, after a "come-to-Jesus" moment, there is a dramatic difference in a person; other times, a gradual changing of the person's life focus begins. It might be like the changing of the seasons, little changes daily occur until a beautiful glorious creation emerges.

We know nothing in nature stays the same. A Christian should always be changing and growing, becoming more and more like Jesus.

Also, a new creation shouldn't have the past thrown in their faces all the time, either. Cut them some slack!

What do you think? Should a Christian act differently than he did before becoming a Christian? Have you ever known someone to accept Christ and become a totally different person?

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betty said...

I do agree that we should be a changed creation. I also think that change can take a bit and people should not expect it overnight, so to speak, but like baby steps, bit by bit.


Lisa notes... said...

So true! I heard a lesson today on "repentance" and it reminds me of this. Changing our mind and allowing ourselves to be a new creation. Thanks, Jerralea.

Susanne said...

I think we need to hear this today. It seems nowadays with so much acceptance and tolerance this part of the gospel message seems to get watered down. But repentance really is a changing of our ways and accepting God's ways and allowing His Spirit to work that out in us. And remembering that what God chooses to be changing in one person is not necessarily what He is working on in another person.