A New Creation

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You can’t change the past, but you can accept who you are now. You are a new creation in Jesus Christ!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV

As an author, I’ve made it a point of studying the inner thoughts and feelings of people. To create a good character in a novel you need to understand a character’s flaws and motivation.

In my own life, my flaws and ungodly motivations are things I didn’t think too much about. In fact, I wanted to forget them. There are times in my life where I’ve stumbled and bumbled. There are things in my past I wish I could forget for good.

The good news is that even though I can’t forget, when I confess my sins to Jesus, those things are remembered no more. Isaiah 43:25 says, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more” (NIV).

In every novel, there is a turning point. It’s a moment when the character makes a drastic decision that turns the tide of the story. Jesus turned the tide when He sacrificed Himself for the sins of all men. My turning point came when I realized that sacrifice was for me.

I can’t change the past, but I can accept who I am now. I am a new creation. Jesus Christ is in me. My inner thoughts and feelings, even my motivations, will forever be changed because of that.

FAITH STEP: Think about your life before Jesus. If it was a book, what title would you give it? Then, think about your life after Jesus; what would the new title be?

Contributed by Tricia Goyer

 

 

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