New Life, New Power

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
– Romans 6:4

I just love new things: the smell of a new car, the excitement of pulling the tag off a new dress, the joy of holding a newborn baby! When I consider the word “new,” here are some things that come to mind: freshness, a new coat of paint, a first-time experience, a new approach, something novel or unfamiliar, something changed for the better, having new energy.

Praise God that our new life as a believer in Jesus Christ is always fresh. Many times there are new experiences and encounters that are novel and unfamiliar. I have been established in a new place beside the King of Glory. I have been changed for the better and rejuvenated. I am no longer like my old self—I am different. I live a completely new life!

As I struggle with breaking destructive, unhealthy habits, the enemy wants me to think that I am still my old self—that the Holy Spirit living inside of me makes no difference. Like all of the evil one’s false illusions, this too is a lie! Today I choose to walk in the truth: God’s Word assures me that I have a new life and the power to make healthy choices.

Lord, thank You for my new life in You. May I be willing to use the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me, to make wise choices.

Journal: Write about a facet of the word “new” that has special meaning for you and explain why that meaning has importance in your new life in Christ Jesus.

Becky Turner
Auburn, GA