I Am A New Creation

Daily God Walk Saturday, October 22, 2011

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ , he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

 

The Christian faith is more than just a set of doctrines. It is a faith which births us into a new world. We are not just Christian by mental assent; we are Christian by birth, the New Birth. We may go through a process of assimilating information and pondering upon what we have heard about Christ. We may even get to the point that we agree that Jesus died for the sins of the world, but until we come to the point of faith which calls us to commit our life to him we are not Christian.

Becoming a Christian does not demand a radical change in our life, it produces a radical change. When the creature which was a caterpillar emerges from the cocoon it is no longer a caterpillar but it is a butterfly. The caterpillar doesn’t sit in the cocoon and try to decide whether it can handle being a butterfly. It doesn’t wonder how it will fly or how its fuzzy hairs will become wings. No, the caterpillar just allows himself to become what he was intended to be.

So it is when we come to Christ. Whatever we were before we came to faith is past and we are now entering into a new life, the Christ life. We may have been the ugliest caterpillar that we knew, but when we came to Christ we became a beautiful butterfly.

A phenomena among believers is that we are too often butterfly’s trying to be caterpillars again. We could soar to the skies and fly from place to place, but we are drawn to the lowly places we would go as a caterpillar. We must become awakened to the fact that we are not caterpillars anymore.

We are new creations in Christ Jesus. We should not think like we used to think; we should not go where we used to go; we should not hang out with the people we used to hang out with.

It is time we quit trying to be caterpillars again and accept our role as beautiful creations of God. Be a butterfly.

 Prayer: Lord, too often I find myself trying to be a caterpillar again. Help me to fully surrender the old life and embrace the new life.

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