The New Self
The old “self” came roaring back when I reacted to one person’s disapproval of an article I had written. My cheeks burned, and I hit reply and typed my defense. The Holy Spirit broke through my frustration, and took me back to the origins of this feeling of rejection. It began when I was six years of age. The enemy of my soul used a traumatic event against me, and I believed that the opinions of others were more important than mine. The stronghold of self-rejection was cast down when God delivered me from the fear of man’s opinions. As a child of the Most High God you have a Helper who is faithful to remind you of the new self that is created in Christ Jesus. He gives you the power to put on a fresh mental and spiritual attitude. As spiritual truths unfold, by the grace of God, you are able to put off the old false self that is corrupt through delusion. Today, I encourage you to put on the new self, which is created in God’s image.
Father, I thank you for delivering and drawing me to yourself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and transferring me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love. I am accepted in the Beloved. In your love you chose me for yourself as your own before the foundation of the world. God, you caused the one who didn’t know sin to be sin for my sake so that through him I could become the righteousness of God. It’s all by your grace! I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.