Remember how you're a completely new person? (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

The group I help to lead discussed this idea last night. When we believed in the Lord our lives completely changed. Every aspect of our lives and that’s because the Lord came to dwell within us.

No longer do we live for ourselves. We live for the Lord. He does not need us to accomplish his purposes but he chooses to use us nonetheless.

No longer do we live for the things of this world. The Kingdom of God is within us and we are a part of it. Our citizenship changes from citizens of this world to citizens of the Kingdom of God. A place here in part but not in full.

So instead we set our eyes on the things above. The things eternal. Loving or God first and foremost. Loving those around us. Trying to live like Christ.

Now that we know our creator we can finally know how He created us to live. And in that we can find contentment, meaning, love, joy and peace.

If you are in Christ the old has passed away. Behold the new has come. Do you live this way? Do you feel this way?