When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.– 1 Corinthians 13:11, NKJV
I started to realize that I had not changed much.
No, I had aged somewhat.
Years had been added to my span of life.
But I had not changed much.
Childish things that Paul wrote about in Corinthians were still present in my life. Childish ways still were part of my very nature and being. Childish words escaped from my lips as if I had to filter and the Holy Spirit had never come upon me, or even dwelled within me.
I had not left the old man behind.
I had come to realization that I had simply dragged him along, bringing him with me to the foot of the cross and walking away from the cross with him still attached as apart of me.
I needed to live in the newness of of Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV
If I simply learned to live in Christ, I had a chance to live as a new creation in Paul’s words. I could begin to leave that old man behind and live as something new, different and changed in Christ.
I have begun to make those changes. I have already started on my way.
Pray for soul’s struggles.
Pray for my victory over trials, tests and temptations.
Pray that God be glorified, even in my down times, and that praise for Him continually be in my mouth.
God is making a new me out of me, out of all the wretchedness of the filthy rag that I brought to Him when I accepted Him.
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