Is A New Creation

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - 2 Corinthians 5-17 - Is A New Creation - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – 2 Corinthians 5-17 – Is A New Creation – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

What’s New?

What’s New? That is an interesting question. Why are you asking me, “What’s new?”  I want you to think about what is new in your life since the day that you came to believe in me. That would be quite a long list. I have plenty of time to hear all that you have to say to me. The newness that you brought into my life began on day one with you. What do you mean by that? On day one with you I turned away from my sin to follow you I asked you to forgive me of my all sins and cleanse me of all my unrighteousness. I said that I was giving my life to you and that I would follow you as my Savior and Lord. You answered my prayer and did all that I asked of you. Yes, I did. There was something more that I didn’t know was coming. What’s that? You filled me with your Holy Spirit. Your Holy Spirit made it so I could be born again to a new life in you. On day one, you made me to be your new creation. Yes, I did.

What changed since you become my new creation? I could live in a close and intimate relationship with you. I could talk to you in prayer. We could have an ongoing conversation together. You would draw near to me as I would draw near to you. I could listen to you as you also listened to me. That’s right. What else? Did everything in your life change all at once? What do you mean by that? Did you completely leave your old life so that you could live the new life I had for you to live? There were many things from my old sinful live that fell away right away. Much of my old life no longer appealed to me. I wanted to fully live the new life that you had given me to live in you. What happened? I began to see that not all of my old life of sin fell away. I found that quite discouraging. Why is that? I thought that you would make me a completely new creation all at once. That’s exactly what I did. Your spirit was reborn. I gave you a new heart and mind. Didn’t it become your desire to love me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? Yes, that was and still is my desire. You thought you might be a completely new creation on day one? You thought I might finish all my work in your life in one day? I guess so. Well, you now know that my work continues in your life every day. Yes, I now know that and I welcome your ongoing work in my life. I will make you and every day new as you continue to love, follow and serve me.

Lord, thank you for drawing me to you. You made it possible for me to come to believe in you. You have made me to be a completely new creation. You have given me a completely new life to live you in you. Keep on molding and shaping my life as I follow you. Amen

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New Creation

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 79 - Corinthians 5:17 - New Creation - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 79 -2 Corinthians 5:17 – New Creation – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

New Life 

You have been made new. You have been given a new life in me. Your old life has passed away; it is dead and gone. You are my new creation. Was I changed all at once or will I continue to be changed? You know the answer to that question. You were changed all at once and you will continue to be changed until the day we meet face to face. Then you will become like me because you will see me as I am. I thought I was becoming like you now. Yes, you are becoming like me now. Now you see in part. Then you will see me face to face. Now you know in part. Then you will know in full.

I welcomed you into my life. Did you welcome me all at once or will you continue to welcome me into your life every day as you follow me? That sounds a lot like the question I just asked you. Yes, it is. I will answer your question in the same way that you answered mine. I welcomed you into my life all at once and I will continue to welcome you into my life every day as I follow you. Yes, you will. 

I will be changing you, day by day, as you continue to welcome me into your life. I will continue to make your life new every day as you follow me. Have you noticed how I have been changing you? Yes, I have noticed that you have been changing my heart, transforming my mind and guiding my life. I’m thinking new thoughts. I’m feeling new feelings. I’m doing your will. I’m following you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. Yes, you are. 

What are some of the new thoughts and feelings I have given you to think and feel? You speak to me, every day as I meet with you in your word. I never know what you are going to say to me. I never know what you are going to show me. Following you is a journey and an exciting adventure. But, I’m not sure how to answer your question. Go ahead anyhow. The priorities of my heart and mind have changed. The focus of my life is different. How so? I am no longer living for the pleasures and the comforts of this life. I want to think your thoughts. I want to feel your feelings. I want to do whatever pleases you. At one time I tried to follow, obey and serve you because I thought I must. Now, I follow, obey and serve you because I love you. Of course, the reason I love you is because you loved me first. You continue to show me your love. Yes, I do. In response to your love I want to love you right back. So, it is no burden for me to love, follow, obey and serve you. The desire of my heart, mind, and life is to love you with all that is within me. That is how my heart and mind and life are being changed. This is the new life that you have given to me. Yes, it is. That is my answer to your question. That is a very good answer.

Lord, thank you for giving me a new life and fresh start. My old life has passed away and is dead and gone. You have made me into a new creation. Make my life new every day as I continue to follow you as my Savior and Lord. Amen

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A New Creation

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Therefore - 2 Corinthians 5:17 - A New Creation - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – 2 Corinthians 5:17 – A New Creation – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

Old And New

What is old? What has passed away? What is dead and gone from your life since you started following me? Sin’s power over my life is dead and gone. I am not living under sin’s power. Sin does not dominate and control the course of my life. I am no longer interested in living a self-centered and self-indulgent life. I don’t live to please myself. I am no longer engaged in a constant pursuit of my own comfort and pleasure. I am not the center of my own universe. I don’t think that I know it all or that I am always right. I am no longer allowing myself to be conformed to the patterns and practices and values of the world. I don’t live according to my own mission, vision and goals. Why is this? What has happened to you? I turned my life over to you. I became your follower. My old life is gone. My old sinful life is now dead and buried. When you died, my old life died with you. When you rose from the dead, I rose to a new life in you. Yes, you did.

You are now a new creation in me. How have you been made new? How have I changed you since you started following me? You have changed my heart. It is now my desire to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. It is my joy and delight to follow and serve you. I want what you want. I want my mission, vision and goals in life to come from you. I want to know you. I want to do your will. In every way I want to do what pleases you. I want you to use me for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. I can see that. What else? You have transformed my mind. You have given me new thoughts to think. You are helping me to think your thoughts. You are helping me to know and do your will.  Yes, I have changed your heart and transformed your mind. Am I finished with you? Do you perfectly know and do my will? Do you perfectly desire to do what pleases me? You made me a new creation on the first day that I started following you. That does not mean that I am now a finished product. I am far from perfect. You are working in me. You are changing me day by day as I follow you. You are making me new every day in you. Your work in me will not stop until the day I come to meet you face to face. Yes, that’s right. I welcome you to keep on molding and shaping my life according to your purposes and plans. Yes, I will. You can be sure of that.

Lord, thank you for giving me a completely new life to live. You are changing my heart. You are transforming my mind. You are giving me new thoughts to think, words to speak, and deeds to do. You have made the old pass away and the new come into my life. Amen

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