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Abiding Above - August 26, 2013

  • 2013 Aug 26

A New Life

August 26, 2013

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  - John 1:10                            

My friend, the minute you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you began a new life. He is the Giver of life, a wonderful, rich, and joyful life that never ends. You gave your life with all of its sins and failures to Him, and He gave you His life of victory over sin. You have begun a life full of glorious privileges as a child of God. 

The reason you have this new and wonderful life is because Jesus now lives in you. God’s Word, the Bible, tells you about it in Colossians 1:27, To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles:  which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

You see, Christ living in you makes you a Christian. Some people think that a Christian life is a dull, prison-like existence. They couldn’t be more mistaken. Your new life in Christ will be richer, fuller, and happier than you ever dreamed life could be.

In this new life that Jesus gives, you will find new understanding, a new outlook, new goals, and a new purpose for living. The burden of guilt is gone; your sins are forgiven. A new love for God and for others fills your heart, bringing you peace and joy. You have a new appreciation for all that is good and beautiful, a new sense of God’s presence, power, and goodness. New desires to please God and help others will begin to give a new direction to all your actions. My friend, this is the new life you receive when you become God’s child.

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