I Am New And So Are You

We are ambassadors of Christ. We bear His name like a cross on our back. We have put on Jesus and taken off our old self. Everything we do, we do for His glory, not ours. We magnify His love and beauty, His holiness with our bodies, which we offer up to our Blessed Savior as living sacrifices.

We desire to be shining lights in the midst of this crooked generation. We are His light. We represent Him. And we do so out of love and devotion for Him and for the sake of the lost, that through us, they might taste and see that the LORD is good. We no longer live for ourselves; too much time has been wasted on selfish living in our past. We now live for the only King and LORD.

We are not of this world, so we do not act, talk or dress like they do. We stand out for Christ. We are unashamed of the gospel because we know by it we have been saved. We proclaim it boldly, knowing it is the truth based off the transformation we’ve experienced in our own lives.

We cling to Jesus because the devil is pulling at our sleeves, but in Christ, satan has no power over us. We hate sin because we know it brings death and dishonors, angers, and hurts our most Holy God. We don’t desire it. We don’t need it. As we read the Scriptures we understand we have all we need in Christ.

We refuse to compromise and taint our witness for Jesus, for He lived and died for the Father and for us, and we do not take His sacrifice lightly. We will stand in the truth by God’s keeping us through His powerful Holy Spirit who now lives in us. We have been redeemed from our old ways and now can walk in a new way: God’s way. He has promised us:

“Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD.” (Ezekiel 11:19-21 NKJV)

This promise has been fulfilled in we who have surrendered our whole heart and desires in exchange for Jesus. By His power, may we always walk worthy of Him.

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