Old Things Pass Away
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ and receive the Spirit of God, we are born of God and we become a new creation in Christ. Our old habits (especially the sinful habits) are gone, and they are replaced by new habits, that put Christ first in our life. The most fulfilling life only comes when we give Christ our priority, and that is because we are living in the image of God. Giving Christ total priority gives us the most fulfilling life, but Satan is always trying to make us our own god, trying to destroy our earthly life and eternal life. We should always be aware when Satan is attacking.
Satan’s goal is to make us our own God’s, by having us switching between being our own God, and serving Christ. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23-24) From this verse we are told to do everything as doing it for Christ. The reason for this, is because we become dependent on Christ, and we are closer to Christ. And fully being dependent on Christ is blessing to us, because we have the Lord guiding and helping us through life.
When we depend on the Lord guiding us, and we do everything as doing it for the Christ, then we become a new creation and old things are gone. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21) When we live for Christ, we live with His divine power.
Today be aware if you return to old habits instead of serving Christ. This can be difficult to notice, but we learn to do everything as doing it for Christ, to the point it becomes natural.
Prayer: Father, help me to become a new creation in Christ, and make old habits old away. If any old habits occur, I pray they are not sinful in your sight. In Jesus name, Amen