Foolish Things Christians Believe: My Behavior Is Not Fixed Day 3
God Approved Change
Offer yourselves to God as people who have come back from death and are now alive. Offer all the parts of your body to God. Use them to do everything that God approves of. Certainly, sin shouldn’t have power over you because you’re not controlled by laws, but by God’s favor. Romans 6:13,14 GW
As Christians we not only know change is possible, we expect to see that change in our lives. This confidence isn’t in ourselves. It’s confidence in the power of God’s Spirit at work within us, bringing change from the inside out.
The Spirit comes to us through our baptism and invites us to become what we are, God’s well loved children. We remember this daily with a fresh start!
Jesus comes to us with his own sacrifice of his body and blood given for us, opening the way to new life. Take and eat!
The Spirit speaks to our hearts through God’s Word pointing to a new way. Read it and respond with action!
Here’s how you’ll recognize the newness created by the Spirit. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
Reflect on that list and praise the Holy Spirit for the evidence of change you see. Do you want to see more evidence? Ask only for knowledge of God’s will for you and his power to carry that out.
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