“…if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].” (II Corinthians 5: 17, Amplified Bible)
Spiritual awakening brings a new life! This assurance should calm us and also energize us.
It may seem either that we are stuck in a rut or that we are going through discomfort and fear for our future. Change may feel inevitable and it may make us afraid. Or it may be that we can’t get past our doubts, our human mistakes, our dreary sense of ourselves and of life’s prospects.
But a new life is at hand. And this refreshing new perspective and experience isn’t based on circumstances turning in our favor or in us running away or leaving this planet. This new you and the life that comes with it is reliant on the Christ. It is about the vision we are already receiving of God and of man, of ourselves, as His own children and the heirs of His goodness, His qualities, His limitless Life.
Acknowledge who you are. Recognize that you are joined to Christ, to that saving and true idea of yourself. Know that while the world’s views may try to hold you back, all the material resistance on earth can’t keep you from this advancement, for Spirit’s progress isn’t impeded by material forces, so called.
Let yourself wake up and accept today that you are being made new. You are becoming that butterfly, naturally, because you are coming to know yourself as God knows you—beautiful, free, worthy, precious, and loved!
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