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
Every New Year’s we try to start over, we reflect on the past year and our failures and downfalls. We then usually make a commitment to make changes or improvements in our lives
This is the same when you give your life to Jesus, you become transformed and work upon improving yourself and your life so it can Glorify God.
(Ephesians 23-24) “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
Does this mean thru Jesus we become perfect? Of course not, the reason we need Jesus is because were not perfect. He paid the price for our sins, thru him we can learn to become transformed.
(Philippians 1:6) “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
To really begin to change we need to learn humility and love. We need learn to let go of our pride and trust in God. Jesus taught us all about humility and love. He gave himself up to be mocked and crucified to save us all. How many of us would be willing to do this?
(Proverbs 11:2) ” When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
So this New Year’s reflect on your life, reflect on your legacy, what would people say of you? Are you leading the life you wish? What captures your heart?
(Proverbs 27:9) “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
This New Years let’s make a commitment to Christ..Give your life to Jesus..carry your cross and follow him..and you will see your old self pass away and your new self-become transformed. Amen