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Friday, November 12, 2010

Are YOU a new creation in Christ?

("My Utmost for His Highest" is accessible via http://utmost.org/)

My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new —2 Corinthians 5:17

What understanding do you have of the salvation of your soul? The work of salvation means that in your real life things are dramatically changed. You no longer look at things in the same way. Your desires are new and the old things have lost their power to attract you. One of the tests for determining if the work of salvation in your life is genuine is— has God changed the things that really matter to you? If you still yearn for the old things, it is absurd to talk about being born from above— you are deceiving yourself. If you are born again, the Spirit of God makes the change very evident in your real life and thought. And when a crisis comes, you are the most amazed person on earth at the wonderful difference there is in you. There is no possibility of imagining that you did it. It is this complete and amazing change that is the very evidence that you are saved.

What difference has my salvation and sanctification made? For instance, can I stand in the light of 1 Corinthians 13 , or do I squirm and evade the issue? True salvation, worked out in me by the Holy Spirit, frees me completely. And as long as I “walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7), God sees nothing to rebuke because His life is working itself into every detailed part of my being, not on the conscious level, but even deeper than my consciousness.


Dear Heavenly Father,  Thank you for loving me and forgiving me, despite my continued failures. Please give me the strength to deny my own selfish desires, and to be more disciplined in seeking after you. I want my heart to be like your heart. I want to live so others know I am a new creation in You! Love, Your Daughter


When I was in high school I listened to SonicFlood, DC Talk, Point of Grace, and Newsboys (just to name a few). I haven't listened to SonicFlood for quite a while, but after reading today's devo, this song popped in my head. 

If you click on this link http://www.lyrics.com/holiness-lyrics-sonicflood.html you can listen to the song via a music video, which, by the way, is very inspiring! 

Holiness lyrics


Holiness, holiness is what I long for.
Holiness is what I need.
Holiness, holiness is what You
want from me.

Holiness, holiness is what I long for.
Holiness is what I need.
Holiness, holiness is what You
want from me.

So, take my heart and form it.
Take my mind and transform it.
Take my will and conform it.
To Yours, to Yours, oh, Lord.

Faithfulness, faithfulness is what I
long for.
Faithfulness is what I need.
Faithfulness, faithfulness is what.
You want from me.

Brokenness, brokenness is what I
long for.
Brokenness is what I need.
Brokenness, brokenness is what
You want from me.


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  1. Great post! And I love this song Holiness! Awesome lyrics

  2. Thanks Monica :) I checked out your blog- very inspiring!