The Lord Be With You Today!
Put on the new self,
which is being renewed in knowledge
in the image of its Creator.
(In this season of reflection on the New Year
and welcoming this new beginning once again,
we have the opportunity to reflect on our life in Christ.
As believers in Christ made new and given new life in Him,
we have been and are being changed,
so that our attitudes, actions, and words
all reflect not only our new selves, but, more importantly,
so that they reflect the very character and life of Christ in us.
In the same way we regularly remove worn and soiled clothes,
now as new creatures in Christ,
we put on the new, clean clothing of our redeemed spiritual selves,
put away our former habits and practices,
and conform to our roles as citizens of the Kingdom of God.
Even when our new "clothing" in Christ is soiled
even when we slip back into our old ways,
we, still again, through receiving Christ's forgiveness,
"take off" that habit or sin and take on the pure clothing
of His righteousness once again, as many times as we need
to change into His forgiveness and His image.
Through the miraculous grace of the Lord,
we are being transformed and molded by the Holy Spirit
into a fuller and more perfect knowledge of Christ Himself!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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