I have some very comfortable, old clothes, that I love to put on when I want to kick back and just relax. These clothes, are clothes, that I would never wear out in the public. I only wear these clothes in the privacy of my own home.
But, when I have an event to attend, I change my clothes.
To be presentable for the occassion.
Before Jesus, came into my life, my spiritual life was a mess. I was clothed in and I wore an old, filthy, tattered, torn and stained garment, I was marked and scarred by sin and that defined me and labeled me as a sinner.
But, after I repented to Jesus, I confessed to Jesus and I believed in Jesus, HE cleansed me and HE washed away all of my sins. I had an inward change of "spiritual" clothes.
As I read the Bible, I found out, there are some things I must do for myself. I had to change! CHANGE my ways of living, my ways of walking, my ways of talking, my ways of thinking. My WAYS had to CHANGE! My whole conversation, my WAY of life had to be transformed. Thank God, I am not that same old person, I have been conformed into the image of Christ.
When we "put off" the old garment and "put on" THE NEW, we are fully dressed.
When we clothe ourselves, in His nature and HIS attributes, we will manifest, and begin to show, that we are a NEW creation in Christ Jesus!
Just like a woman, expecting a baby, her body changes, usually around 5 months into her pregnancy, she get the baby bump! She cannot deny or hide it, when she begins to show.
Yes, Thank God We Will Be CHANGED!
Many of us say, we are carrying the SEED of GOD, which is the WORD, which is Jesus!
Can anyone tell you are pregnant with HIS FRUIT? IS HE SHOWING and being REVEALED THROUGH YOU? Can the world see Jesus in you?
With Jesus working on the inside of me, while I am working on the outside, we are working together, and I am CHANGED! No longer, will things remain the same!
When I do not know where to go or what to do, I follow HIM, and the whole course of my life will begin to flow in a NEW and different direction.
JESUS IS THE WAY!
JESUS IS THE TRUTH!
JESUS IS THE LIFE!
We are given a NEW and living WAY. Hebrews 10:20.
HIS WAYS ARE EVERLASTING! Habakkuk 3:6.
HIS WAY, is of peace, Ezekiel 34:25.
HIS WAY, is of Life and peace, Malachi 2:5.
He will give us a NEW song. Sing unto the LORD a new song. Isaiah 42:10.
He has given us a NEW name. Luke 10:20. But rather rejoice, because "your names" are written in Heaven.
Revelation 2:17. And in the stone a "NEW name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Revelation 3:12. Him that overcometh I will make a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my GOD, and the name of the city of my GOD, which is the NEW Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my GOD: and I will write upon him my NEW name.
Romans12:2. And be not CONFORMED to this world: but be ye TRANSFORME by the RENEWING of your mind, that ye prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of GOD.
You may say, " I have messed up, and I failed!" So what! Who hasn't? If you still have breath in your body, then you still have a purpose! GOD has a plan!
Get up! REPENT! Start over, because, Failure Is NOT Final, With Our Father!
We ALL have the opportunity to, turn Over a " NEW LEAF."
With GOD ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE!
HE Makes ALL THINGS NEW!