Daily Devotional

The new me

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If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)

One of my favorite places to study the Bible and to spend my devotional time is in the room adjoining our kitchen, near a fireplace and lots of windows. In this peaceful and picturesque space, I can see deer grazing, pine trees swaying in the breeze, and birds feeding. As I look into the morning sky, my attention is drawn to the moving clouds that are constantly changing in size and shape.

The cloud formations remind me that God is always creating and recreating, making all things new. Since Christ came into my life, I have radically changed. The old me is being transformed into a new creation. Daily I am dying to my old self — the me who tried to live life by my own strength and power. This by no means has been easy. My life is a work in progress. I am not yet what I ought to be, but thanks to God I am not what I used to be. Through God’s amazing grace and transforming power, God is shaping me into the image of Jesus Christ.

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