Day 9: Tuesday, April 21st
It is easy to make an idol of routine. Yikes! I know that I have definitely struggled with that, and this time of social distancing has shown me just how much I relied on my everyday routine. However, these last couple of weeks of reflection has shown me just how much God likes to work outside of the normal.
Christ rising from the dead was definitely outside of any kind of normal, but history changed that day.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." - Matthew 28:5-7
How does Christ's resurrection change your life?
What an exciting future we have! A new covenant came to replace the old covenant. One where we could have a one-on-one relationship with our Savior. But that is not all that changed.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! -2 Corinthians 5:17
We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. -Romans 6:6
I am so thankful that He has made me new! No longer am I a slave to who I used to be. No longer do I need to live in fear. No longer do I need to feel worthless, insecure, or hopeless. He has given me freedom and made me new!
How is God changing you today?
I am constantly reminded about how even though I am free, I still choose to live in fear, enslaved to what I once knew.
How are you living in freedom? Or are you still trying to live according to your old self?
Through these verses, I hope you take time to meditate on who you are in Christ, how He has made you new, and the freedom He has graciously given.