Daily Reflections

A New Creation

September 4, 2023 Deborah Smith

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! —2 Corinthians 5:17

On January 22, 1999, the Lord delivered me from drug addiction. He removed the desire for drugs and alcohol and replaced it with a deep desire for Him. My deliverance was so immediate and drastic, it was obvious to everyone who knew me that God had done something miraculous!

Yes, my new life is a miracle. And if you are in Christ, so is yours! As a Christian, the Lord says that we are new creations, equipped with new hearts that will desire new things and will live a new life.

When’s the last time you really thought about that? While it’s difficult for some of us to believe this amazing truth because we still see sin in our lives, I want to encourage you to change your thinking. Yes, we still struggle with sin, but we are new, not perfect. Because of the very fact that you are a follower of Jesus, you’re not the same person.
"New Hearts, New Desires, New Life" (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture is taken from the CSB.


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