Newness Of Life
It is no secret that each of has done some things in our past that we may not be proud of. There were some things that we have done before we had given our life to Christ that was fun to us, but it did not line up with the principles of God. We lived a life where sin was what we did, but once we gave our lives to God we walked away from some things that were not pleasing to God. There are even times in our saved lives that we revert back to who we used to be and it is not a pleasant feeling. As we grow closer to God we move further away from who we used to be and the things we used to do, because of who we are becoming in God. The Scripture reminds us that, we were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. I encourage you today to remember your old life has been buried, and you have been raised into a new life in Christ Jesus, and you are walking in the newness of life. Do not allow things and people to attempt to drag you back to who you used to be before you met Christ. Do not allow circumstances and situations to place so much weight on you that you feel the need to do things you used to do, but continue to keep your faith in God and do not allow crises to push you away from Christ. Walk in the newness of life that you have in Christ, and know that because you are walking with Him and He is walking with you there is not a time that you ever are walking alone. Keep drawing closer to God and know that every day you are becoming who Christ wants you to be. I am grateful that Christ saved my life, and that I am walking in the newness of life in Christ Jesus, and I will not allow anything or anyone to turn me around. Since I am walking in my new life in Christ I am sure, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
As I go throughout this day allow me to walk in the newness of life that I have in Christ, and as I walk with Christ I will be more like Him every day. In Jesus Name amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY