Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.—2 Cor.5:17
Instead of talking about living the “high-life”, Christians should be thinking about living the new life. The moment you trust Christ as your Savior there is a new you. You are not the person you used to be!
In a recent devotion, Jack Graham tells of “Augustine, the famed theologian and philosopher,” who” was a very carnal young man, often frequenting houses of prostitution. So when he came to know Christ as his Savior, he was dramatically transformed and changed by the power of God.
One day he was walking down one of the streets in his home town and a shady lady that he had known previously was standing on the street corner. She saw Augustine and said, “Augustine! Augustine! It is I!” So Augustine immediately turned the other direction and said, “Yes, but it is not I.”
You see, when you become a believer in Christ, you are radically changed from the inside out. That’s because Jesus takes your sin away, liberating you from its bondage, and has given you the Spirit of God to live inside of you. The result is that your old self is dead and your new self enables you to live a life pleasing to God.
God can (will) give you a new heart and a new life if you’re in Christ. And as a Christian, you can make a commitment to holiness and godliness because of that new life. So if you’ve been made new in Christ, live your life focused on bringing glory to Him!”
The new life is the best life. Live it! You won’t regret it.