You Are a New Creation - Beloved Women - March 8, 2023
READ: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: You don't lose your personality when you accept Christ into your life, but you gain His righteousness. So we're like a ball of clay that a potter forms into a jar. It's still the same material. It's just something new with a new shape, form, and functionality. It's still clay, but now it can do things it previously could not do until the potter used his own hands to mold it and shape it into something new and useful.
God does not need to erase your past. He is in the business of using our past and our mistakes to make something new. Moreover, He will make us new despite our old ways.
PRAY: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for forgiveness and redemption of my past. As I enter the New Year, I pray I become more of the new creation You’ve called me to be. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: How can you trust God with your past so you can move forward into the future He has for you?
CONNECT: Study the Bible with Christina Patterson at www.belovedwomen.tv and connect with her on Instagram @ChristinaHPatterson.
MORE BELOVED: Join Beloved Women for our current online Bible Study “Worth More Than Rubies: A Bible Study on the 7 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman.” This study takes a deeper look into not only what the virtues of a godly woman are but how we can gracefully and practically live them out to lead lives of faith, strength, and legacy. Learn more and join at https://www.belovedwomen.org/rubies.
© 2021 by Christina Patterson. All rights reserved.
For more Beloved encouragement including Daily Devotionals, practical advice for everyday Christian living, Bible Studies, and more be sure to visit us at www.belovedwomen.org.
Listen to Beloved Women's Founder & President on her new podcast, Teach Us to Pray!