If you are a new creation, that doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It means that what Christ has completely revolutionized who you are. He doesn’t look at your appearance, or dwell on your actions. He looks at your heart and recognizes it as the heart of Christ. He looks at you and sees that your sin has been paid for fully by the blood of his son who died for sins he never committed so that you could have a heart that is pure and innocent in the sight of God.

This should give us two things: relief and boldness.
First, relief. Relief that you don’t have to spend your life trying to earn what has already been given to you and relief that you don’t have to try to convince God of who you are. No, you are known and you are spoken for. Find great relief.
And secondly, it should give you boldness. Boldness to approach the presence of God that you now have access to through Christ. Boldness to walk as a new creation, confident that your identity is in Christ and that the incomprehensible love he has for you is enough. Find great boldness.

LB

You can hear more on this in “God is not fed up with you.”

  06/25/13 at 10:04pm
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