Monday, July 27, 2020
Today is Your Best Day Because of Newness
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Today is your best day because God has exchanged your old way of life for a new way of life. In Jesus, everything in your life experiences a new beginning. Your past sins no longer stand against you, and a holy life is now before you. Your new life means that the way you used to be is not the way you have to be.
Your new life is not based upon your determination, but on God's transformation.
It is not about making resolutions to do better or following certain steps for self-improvement. God didn't try to improve you; rather, He renewed you and made you a new creation in Christ. God did not take your old way of life and try to patch it up or build it up. He did something far better. He brought an end to your old way of life by crucifying it on the cross with Christ. Through the cross, God has dealt with everything in your life that was a hindrance to your relationship with Him. "I have been crucified with Christ;" the apostle Paul wrote, "it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20 NKJV).
Today your old way of life has no claim upon you and no power over you. Your new life is the life of Jesus Christ. The life of Christ in you does not need improvement. It is a resurrected life. Everything about it is good, right, freeing, and loving.
Christ's life means His power is your strength; His will is your purpose; His mind is your wisdom; His love is your motivation; His presence is your joy.
In your old way of life everything depended upon you; in your new way of life everything depends upon Christ.
In your old way of life you were at the center; in your new way of life Christ is at the center.
In your old way of life you tried to be self-sufficient; in your new way of life Christ is your sufficiency.
God's call upon you today is to walk in newness of life, and to ut on your new life as you would put on a new garment. "Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe," the apostle Paul said. "Every item on your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete" (Colossians 3:10 The Message).
Newness of life means that today God wants you to be dressed in His very best.
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