"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are made new. Our old selves, filled with sin and shame, are gone, and we are given a fresh start. This newness is not just a change in behavior, but a change in our very nature. We are now God's children, and He has given us His Holy Spirit to guide and transform us.
However, living as a new creation doesn't mean that we will never struggle with sin or temptation. We are still human and will face challenges in this life. But as we continue to grow in our faith and rely on the power of Christ, we can overcome these obstacles and become more like Him.
Let us remember that being a new creation in Christ is not just a one-time event but a lifelong process of transformation. May we seek to continually surrender our old ways to God and allow Him to work in us to become more like Christ each day.