New Creature

Sunday Pastor Cass was preaching on Who we are in Christ.  He shared II Corinthians 5:17.  I know the verse I can quote it.  Today it really spoke to me.  He read this from a different version than I am used to that stated that we have been in grafted.  God has become so much a part of us and us a part of him that you can’t tell where He begins and where we end.

wpid-wp-1436137797105.jpegI have a hard time letting go of the past, in part because much of it was lost with the death of my childhood best friends.  I have not been defining myself as Christ has, because I have been stuck in the past.  I know who I am in Christ, but I have been holding on to “the facts according to Jackie”, that no one could possibly understand who I am now because they can’t know the full facts of who I was then.  Like people could not appreciate the work God has done because they couldn’t understand all that He brought me out of.

When I would share my story at work I could relive that who I was and people could appreciate, at least enough to write a check to support the cause, the transformation that had occurred in my life.

The TRUTH is that I am a new creation.  Yes, I was born again before , but I never defined myself by who God says I am.  I had not truly accepted who Christ said I was.  The past is really gone.  Not because Jennifer died, because I said I was sorry and have changed, but because Christ said so.  I am a new creation.  I am not a better version, God didn’t just fix pieces of my life and call it good – I am all new in Him.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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