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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Renewal




“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)

Paul writes to the faithful believers at Colosse. He admonishes the brothers and sisters not to lie to one another, giving them a reason to refrain from deception. They have removed the old self with its evil, conceited ways and have replaced it with a new self. The Holy Spirit renews that new self each day.
In looking at this passage, I notice that the Holy Spirit works to renew us as we approach Jesus in prayer, ask His forgiveness for, and repent from our falling short of what He has planned for us.

This renewal of self may be instantaneous. We sense a lightening of our spirit. Our burden is lifted and our hearts are free. Or we continue our daily lives but notice events appear affect us differently, we respond to those scenes more gently. We finally realize that God had performed what we have asked Him.

Because we have abandoned our old self and allowed Christ to remake our personas, we will resemble Jesus to others.

5 comments:

  1. This is one of my lifetime goals, to be renewed in my thinking and act like Jesus. I especially long to keep my tongue in order!

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    1. Jeanette: Thank you for stopping by. God has reminded me of Romans 12:1-2. It can be difficult not to conform to the world. But, with His help and guidance, we can renew our minds and our hearts. You do act like Jesus, I see Him in you and in your writing.

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  2. Great post!I love that passage in Colossians - so important!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. May God continue to bless you in your ministry to others :)
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie: Thank you for stopping by. God's Word has become very important to us as we await His Son's return. Usually, I post three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please feel free to stop by when you can. The door is always open.

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  3. Great post. It reminds me of something Max Lucado said in one of his books. God loves us the way we are, but He wants us to become more like Jesus. That is my desire.

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