Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I think back, not too distant past, and I WAS FILTHY, not physically, but spiritually. I wasn’t a terrible person, but I was sinning. Sin, of any kind, is sin and makes us dirty in the Lord’s eyes. I have mentioned how some people at work have noticed a change in my behavior. No anger, hostility or complaining about things, I am not easily frustrated with certain situations like I was before: ok, ok, maybe a little, God is still working on me but far, far better than I was and the issues are extremely rare now. I continue to struggle, but the sinning is not there. I have a better demeanor towards those I encounter and that rewards me because they are in turn, better towards me. Funny how that works isn’t it? Be nice, you get nice back.
I wasn’t horrible, but I wasn’t great either. Like in this comic strip, some actually seem confused and don’t recognize the new me. That’s ok, they will eventually. A lot has changed in me, and will continue to do so thanks to Christ.
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Revelations 3:8
Lord, I praise Your Name and thank you for the changes, I look forward to further changes and improvements. I ask that You have Your hand in my life, teach me to better hear Christ as He works on me and guides me. I ask you to give better ability to hear and understand You for my loved ones. That they feel You in their lives and that you draw them nearer to You.
Thanks for those that visit my blog. I continue to learn and grow in Christ as I try to understand me, see where and how I need to improve. I hope it helps someone else.