We Are Not Who We Use to Be

Hey Lovebugs :)

Aren’t you glad that you’re not who you use to be?  Think about it.  Some of us use to do some crazy and not so good things before we began our relationship with Christ (and even afterwards!) Some of us have struggled with addiction, lust and fornication.  But take a second and reflect on how much you've changed from a year ago.  I’m pretty sure you've grown in some areas, are more disciplined in other areas and I bet you even look differently!  Now there may be some of us who are saying “Nothing has really changed about me in a year!”  Well, I don’t believe it!  See, many of us believe change has to be something big and drastic when sometimes it can be something subtle.  Your mood has probably changed, your habits has probably changed and even your perspective.

Change is change no matter how large or small it is.  We need to acknowledge and even celebrate the changes we have in our lives, whether good or not so good, because Romans 8:28 says “and we know that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose.”  We have to thank God for becoming more and more like Him each day that He blesses us with.  He takes His time molding us, purging us and cleansing us so that we can become accurate representations of Him. 

Each day is an opportunity for us to shine our lights for Jesus and taking the time to reflect how far He’s brought us can encourage us, uplift us and give us a reason to celebrate!  With Christ, we are new creations with new grace and new mercies DAILY!  We’re not who we use to be and we have no one but Jesus Himself to thank for that :)

Amy :)


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