Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
by: Chris Galarneau.
Have you ever stopped to look back at your life and think about how much you have changed over the years…hopefully for the better? When we come to serve Christ, when Jesus is truly our Lord, we are changed from the inside out! This is putting on the new self. It is following Jesus where He leads. By knowing what He commands and seeking His more preferable future for us, we see ourselves and our desires changed. Take a moment today to reflect on how far God has brought you from your former self and say a thank you! Then ask Him to keep changing your heart and helping you to continue to become more like Him!