December 26th, 2022 Monday Motivator
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Christmas is a time of magic and newness for our little ones, but it can be a season of reflection, loss, and even loneliness for the rest of us.
While we are encouraged to remember the miracle of Jesus, our flesh can leave us feeling like we couldn’t afford enough presents or maybe even BE enough for our family.
So, I want to ask you a personal question.
Do you see yourself as a fixer-upper?
Sometimes when looking at the baby born in a manger, we think He came to find fixer-uppers, you and me.
You have to understand God is not a fixer-upper; He is a creator!
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
That’s a kairos creation meaning “totally different.” It means fresh, new, unused, and novel.
kainós – new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity – because “not found exactly like this before.”
He did not fix you by replacing a couple of things here and there. No, He made you totally new.
The way you see things is new!
The way you love is new!
The way you think is new!
The way you walk is new!
The way you talk is new!
The old ways are buried and dead!
When we accept Jesus Christ into our lives, we enter His kingdom, allowing His kingdom to grow in us as a seed does toward harvest. Then God starts to change us into His image through His Spirit, which now lives inside us.
When God looks at you, He sees His Son’s image now, pure and righteous.
IT’S TIME TO WALK AND TALK LIKE THE NEW YOU!
See yourself as God sees you!