Today's reading: 1 John 3:1-10
Once we make the decision to receive Christ as our Savior, we are a "new creation" (2 Corinthians 5:17) and part of God's family. That means that our actions and behaviors should start changing. Our desires should shift from pursuing worldly pleasures to pursuing God and living a life that is pleasing to Him. In 1 John 2:6, John tells us that once we become a Christ-follower we "ought to walk in the same way in which he [Jesus] walked." Becoming more and more like Jesus is an ongoing process that requires us to regularly spend time with God--taking in His Word and talking with Him through prayer. While we'll never attain perfection on this side of heaven, as we fill our minds with God's truth and our relationship with Him grows, we will sin less and less.
Is it your practice to regularly spend time with God in His Word and through prayer? How has and does spending time with God impact your thinking, actions and words? What changes have you noticed in your actions and attitudes since you've committed to following Christ? Tami
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