Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

New Creations
Anonymous - Aug. 29, 2014
Devotional

New Creations A New Creation 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” A New Creation…not refurbished or repaired. A NEW creation. Sometimes, I think we skip over that word, new. In Christ we are made new, completely new. All the old, crusty, dirty aspects of our lives are gone. We get a clean slate...a brand new abundant life. Yet, somehow, we still manage to crawl back into our holes, back into our old way of thinking and our old way of life. But we are NEW. So the old doesn’t fit anymore. It’s like a tadpole becoming a frog. Before the tadpole becomes a frog, it lives in the water. It belongs in the water. Once the tadpole becomes a frog, it needs the air above the water to survive. Without that air, it will die. It is no longer the same. It is no longer a creature that can survive under water. When we are made new in Christ, we are called to breathe the Word of God. We are no longer of this earth. We are made New in Christ. That is where our focus should lie. We shouldn’t continue to try to breathe in the world. We should turn our focus to Christ. Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, and not on the things that are on earth.” It’s easy to forget who we are if we don’t keep our eyes on Christ. It’s easy to let the things of this world distract us from our true purpose. Those distractions are shiny and fun and easy to attain…but we are meant for more. We are no longer the same. We are NEW. Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.