“…Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT)
This is what relationship is all about when we trust Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. Everything becomes new, and we are given a new lease on life.
We discover that Christ himself is our inheritance, our treasure. As we SOAK and SOW in his living and powerful Word, and then FLOW with the Spirit, we are transformed.
When we are down, he restores our soul and he leads us in the way we should go. He becomes the strength of our heart. With increasing confidence we develop a strong sense that “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” (Psalm 138:8, ESV)
We experience the reality of this when we cast our burdens on the Lord. We discover this amazing truth:
“He will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22, ESV)
It is wonderful to discover another great secret of the kingdom:
“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5, ESV)
Our sufficiency comes from God and not from ourselves, for “…we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7, ESV)
We begin to see the reality of the new life sourced in the person of Jesus Christ:
“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” (Revelation 21:5, ESV)
Today, ask yourself:
In what ways am I developing a living relationship with Jesus Christ?