I am a different person now.

You know how in films the protagonist runs into an old flame and tries to win their heart again? There's always some past hurt or reputation they need to repair before that can happen. A common line to hear them say is, "I am a different person now than I was back then."

After coming to Christ, we have a lot of explaining to do! Not one of us who believes in Him will ever be the same. Whether we feel like we've changed, we can say with confidence, "I'm not who I was."

The reason for this is because not only has Christ's life, death, and resurrection changed our future, it has redeemed our past and given us new life in the present.

We don't always live with the assurance of everything this new life means for us, however. We instead carry a burden of shame or doubt or uncertainty about who we are and what we should or should not be doing.

Today I want to remind you of just a few of the things Scripture lays out about our new life in Christ. After each of these statements, you could add, "Whether I feel like it or not."

  • I am a child of God. John 1:12
  • I'm no longer a slave to sin. Romans 6:6
  • The old is gone. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I can approach God with confidence. Hebrews 4:16
  • I am a friend of God. James 2:23
  • I no longer live for myself. Galatians 2:20
There is so much more I could say about who we are in Christ, but let's just start there. We are not the same. Something radical has happened in our souls, which changes everything about our past, present and future. I find that pretty exciting.

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Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.


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