Lenten Diet Devotions- 37
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Application: The reason why the Christian does not fear relapse or weight gain again? It is here in this Scripture. If we are in Christ and remain in Christ the things we have learned throughout our dieting sojourn will be ingrained in us eternally as Christ Jesus Himself is. If we have made the necessary confession and genuine repentance of our old habits and patterns and excuses that once got us into trouble, behold, the old has gone, the new has come!
What an exciting Scripture to know that He makes all things new. I can’t slip, slide, or revert to my old habits because they are now gone. The new ones have come, and I am enjoying them so much more because they come from His hand in my life. Perhaps it is for a special season in your life, but the promise belongs to His heirs which we are!
Prayer: Almighty God, by faith I claim this Scripture as my own. I believe that I will never have to look back to my old ways again. I believe that You have molded me into a new creature. I believe the past is gone and forgiven. I thank You for the opportunity to be sculpted in Your image and to please you as a new creation in Christ Jesus this very day. Amen
Today's action and commitment: I am beautiful inside and out. When I practice good virtues, I feel peaceful and happy. When I know the Word and am assured I am born again and I know Christ has made a new me and my body, mind and spirit is new! Do I encourage others to love themselves as they are or do I still unceasingly need to remind myself?