A New Life in Christ (1)
Romans 7:21 NIV “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.”
A common challenge for many after they get saved is that they still feel like doing the same things they did before they got saved. The experience of a new life in Christ is not evident. It’s a common thing for many to read the Scriptures and hear the Word of God being preached, and feel a disconnect between their life and in what’s being preached or read as the new life.
Such a person is saved and by reason of salvation there are promises in God’s Word due them, but the transformed life never seem to be a reality. The first step in God’s process of transforming us to the image of Christ is in salvation. When you become saved, your spirit man is immediately and supernaturally transformed to the likeness of God, but salvation if only the beginning.
In order to live the new life, God expects that all men get saved and come to the knowledge of truth (1 Tim.2:4). This involves feeding the mind with what’s true. God has chosen the process of renewing of the mind as a means by which the life of an individual is changed. Romans 12:3 reveals that through the process of renewing the mind, we become transformed (evolved and undergo metamorphosis), rather than conform to the world.
Paul highlights this limitation when he says “although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.” The new nature of Christ within you nudges you towards good works, but the limitation of the flesh keeps you trapped. However the moment you begin to change your mindset, you will find that your life begins to transform to this new life.
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Cor.4:16, Eph.4:22-23, Phil.4:8, 1 Pet.1:13