The New You
Whether you are a man or a woman, you are who you are today because of the choices you made yesterday. You are who you are today because of the environment you worked in or perhaps lived in.
The Bible clearly says that we are to grow in our level of faith, “from faith to faith” (Romans 1:17) We are to be transformed daily from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). So then it clear that God wants us to grow in our faith and move on to the next level of glory.
Now don’t worry if you have made the wrong choices in the past. Don’t beat yourself up, if your associations or environment have not been all that desirable.
The good news is, you can become a totally different person with the help of the Holy Spirit and your determination. You can become all that God wants you to be. The key lies in the verse below:
Prophet Samuel told Saul saying, “The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you and you will become a different person (1 Samuel 10:6)
Apostle John and his brother James were referred to as the sons of thunder perhaps because of their anger. One day, Lord Jesus and His disciples were traveling through the village of the Samaritans on their way to Jerusalem, and the Samarians did not receive Him. The brothers out of anger approached Jesus for permission to call down fire from heaven to destroy the village (Luke 9:52-54).
Lord Jesus rebuked them sharply. However, through the constant fellowship of Jesus and the infilling of the Holy Spirit, they changed themselves. Today, we refer to John as an apostle of love. (1 John, 2 John, 3 John). What a drastic change! This can happen to you also. Each day fellowship with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God and very soon there will be a total new you.
Father, I thank You that I am Your own handiwork. Your workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus for good works. In Jesus name. Amen.