“If you are in Christ, you have been made new!”
“If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!”
- 2 Corinthians [5:17] NCV
One of the things I'm most thankful for is that I've been made new. That when I remember some of the less-proud moments from my past, I can also remember that those were crucified and buried with Christ. That the man who I'm remembering is no longer me because I've been made new.
I think one of the great tragedies is that believers can be held back from God's will for their lives, families, and communities because of the memory of what used to be. But we're made new.
- I've been made new
- You've been made new.
- The disciples you know have been made new.
Lets' not allow the past to hold us or the people we love back! Let's speak truth, hope, and life. Let's call each other UP and be the people God's created us to be.
Fully alive. Fully obedient. Fully, and passionately in love with God. And dead to the past.