A Brand New Life #1
Jon Navarre, 7/11/2009 4:26:00 AM
Category: Ten Year Anniversary
As I am coming up on 10 years of walking with Christ, I find myself wondering what Jesus had, what Paul had. It seems that they had a totally different perspective than I have. Example: Jesus said in John 4:34 "My food is to do the will of My Father and to finish His work...", whereas I think about food all the time and I have a lot of unfinished work. So, since I am a generation behind, I thought I would take my IBM 486 (or Apple 2e for you Mac people) and talk about it, it being what I think Paul had, what Jesus has to give us today. Consider what Paul said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:
Consider what Paul said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:
NKJ Galatians 2:20 20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
NKJ 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
This is a new kind of life, a brand new creation, a completely new category of person. Nothing remains from the fomer life, everything is new. This is totally radical, totally different, totally awesome. A new perspective, a new attitude, a new empowerment for living. This new empowerment, Christ living in me,allowsme to soar above this culture, this time, my besetting sins and totally and completely be alive, by living "in Christ".