[bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap2″]1[/bra_dropcaps] YOU ARE A NEW CREATION – You are not a legalist, you are not a pharisee, you are not a religious zealot, you are a NEW CREATION! Many times we forget that we have what the pharisees did NOT have. We have the Holy Spirit. We have Christ in US, the hope of glory. We are not who we were, we are who God says we are. We do not worship a form or dogma. We worship a person, his name is Jesus and He made us brand new. Your heart is new, your spirit is washed in the blood and now its time to work on that MIND! Don’t think of daily devotion as a daily discipline but as daily renewal. Your body needs food, water, and rest. Your mind needs food, water, and rest. This comes by being in the word, seeking God and praising God.
If you met a hungry person who desperately needed food and water, what would you do? You would feed them! You would not pass them by out of a fear of obesity. In the same way, don’t be afraid to eat spiritually! If your heart is for Jesus than legalism will not be a problem.
[bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap2″]2[/bra_dropcaps] YOUR NEXT LEVEL IS CONNECTED TO YOUR SPIRITUAL MATURITY– The writer in Hebrews chapter five, tells us that he wanted to take them deeper but he could not because they were still on milk and could not digest meat yet. Don’t feel condemned if you are not ready for meat. BUT! You should want to grow so that when God wants to take you higher, He can!
[bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap2″]3[/bra_dropcaps] YOU ARE THE PRODUCT OF YOUR FRIENDSHIPS – One man said, “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Paul tells us “bad company corrupts good morals.” Ok, if this is true, than who should your best friend be? Who should your BFF be? JESUS! Our God is holy, love, patient, kind, joy, peace, pure, gentle, generous, and we could go on and on and on and on. Christianity is not behavioral modification. It is transformation! You hang with Jesus and you will become like Jesus. Sanctification is our soul (mind will and emotions) catching up with your spirit (that washed in the blood perfect new man in Christ). So Im saved, and Im being saved. Im holy, and Im being made holy. Im washed in the blood and my soul is being washed. Time with Jesus doesn’t make you more saved. It is reveals how saved you really are!