Verse of the Day

Ephesians 4:23-24

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:23-24

Put on the New Nature

Once you have accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ and turned from your old ways and nature, it is time to begin living in your new life. So what does this look like? And how is it done? New nature may not look a whole lot different from the old nature when someone first converts. It can take some time and grace to become a new person. But over time? The new life should look completely opposite from the old life.

This verse tells us to renew our thoughts. Everything starts with a thought. The thought gives way to words and actions. So if you can change the things you think about and the way you think about them, you can change your life. Part of that is not thinking about the old things in the old life. Instead, think about the things of God and his goodness. The other important thing to renew is your attitude. A new life should look at things differently. For example, when everyone else is being negative, a Jesus-filled life looks for the good.

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,
You have given me new life. Help me to live in that life and delight in the things that you have done. You are a good God. Amen.