Old. and. New.
These two words are used together.
Think about it. Some simple. Some not so simple. Yet, used together:
Old shoes. New shoes.
Old car. New car.
Old Testament. New Testament.
Old self. New self.
If you have followed Jesus for a short time or a long time, you need to hear these words:
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. – Colossians 3:9-10 (ESV)
Putting on the new self – means that you are getting to know God, Your Creator.
The new self is for every believer. Not just for a few spiritual leaders. It is for everyone who comes to know Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
With this new self, you can be renewed daily. You can have life-changing moments. You can encounter the Creator. You can become more and more like Jesus.
Look around you. Who do you know that is having life-changing moments? Who do you see that is becoming more and more like Jesus?
It starts with allowing God to invade your personality in greater ways. Letting go of the old. Putting on the new.
It doesn’t happen over night. It takes time. It is a process. An ongoing process. A being renewed daily. It is a surrendering.
How might you want God to invade your life – your personality in greater ways?
Desire more of Him. He will not fail you. Today, I leave you with a song – a song of desire – of hope in Him: