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💮💮💮I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
Arwen Elbe @ Lili Vaz
11 June 2020
11 June 2020
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.Now we are children of God; … we know that when he is revealed, we shall be like him.
2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:2
I am not what I was: When I met the Lord, I passed from darkness to light. Through His Spirit God made of me a new person. By means of a new, spiritual birth I changed. I now see things and think differently. My conduct towards God and my fellowmen is not the same. My priority is now to please my Saviour. I belong to a new family composed of all who believe in Jesus.
I am not what I shall be: I am still on earth with many weaknesses and limitations. My body is only a fragile, provisional abode like a tent (2 Corinthians 5:1). I long for my eternal, heavenly home. One day what is mortal will be swallowed up by life (2 Corinthians 5:4). I shall be like the Lord and for ever with Him.
I am not what I ought to be. Despite my new life as a Christian, my behaviour is far from perfect: I do wrong and am filled with shame: but God has provided a resource for me: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). In my transitory state I have life from God and yet am bound to my former habits. But while conscious of my weakness, I am grateful for the Lord’s faithful care. Like the apostle Paul, I can say: “By the grace of God I am what I am” (1 Corinthians 15:10).
Today’s reading: Leviticus 4:1-12 · Psalm 49:12-21
10 June 2020