Monday, March 14, 2011
It's a terrible plague that, after having received a new self, we still fall into denigrating ourselves as though that's humility. It's more humble (and accurate) to acknowledge what God has made of us all by Himself.
In making us His very own creations (2 Cor 5:17), we have an outstanding self, one compatible and in union with Him. That new self is what’s renewed through knowing and communing with God (Col 3:9,10). When you’re knowing God and having fellowship with Him, you’ll also know yourself. He brings the real you out, and reveals you to you. You're going to like that!
The old self is gone (Rom 6:6), having been crucified with Christ, and the new has come. That’s worth looking at and celebrating now and then, don’t you think?
You're not old—you're forever new.