2 Corinthians 5:17-18 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him
If someone told you that you could hit the reset button on life. If you could go back to the carefree days of your youth, no bills, drama, aching bones, grey hair, would you believe them? The secret to going back and starting over is in Christ. Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.
I love the truth that this verse shouts to us today! Anyone! That’s pretty clear. There is no room for exceptions. Every person living on this earth applies! Do you belong to Christ? Have you given your life to him? Have you surrendered control to him? This is the hard part. The miracle of becoming a new person is to reset your identity as a belonging of Christ. We have to allow Jesus to become our master. Jesus wants to write his name on your heart, so that we know who we belong to.
The outcome of that choice that we make is this: The old life has gone, and a new life has begun. I want that! I want it right now! I don’t want to be the same person I was yesterday. I don’t want to have the same troubles and drama as last week. I want to be a new person.
This membership into the “belonging to Jesus” club can’t be purchased by you. It has already been bought. It’s a choice to accept and open the gift. We can’t earn it. There is only one requirement, the accept Jesus as your savior. God gave us this gift to bring us back to him.
There is only task we have, once we belong to Jesus. Our new life, new way of operating in this world, new mind, new spirit are all granted to us for one purpose: to reconcile as many people as possible to God. To help others pass from death to life. The benefits are great and we should rejoice in them. I hope there is a sense of relief when we are living in the joy and hope of the new life if Christ.
We have become a bridge to God.
Let’s desire that same joy and hope for everyone else who does not have it. From the day of your new birth to your last breath, you have one purpose and calling. Get as many people to accept the wonderful gift of God to become a belonging of Christ. My skin may turn wrinkly, and all my hair may fall out or turn grey, but the new life inside of me is giving me power and passion to complete my one mission and task on this earth.
Let’s reset our lives and purpose today!
IAM a Possession of Christ
IAM a New Creation
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