Journal Entry ~ 08/28/17
There are days when we don't feel much like a new creation at all. We can get stuck in our old habits...cynicism, negativity, judgment, gossip, impatience...or we can get lost in our sinful thoughts...lust, depression, fear, anxiety...the list goes on. Whether we're facing a monumental trial, or just stuck in a day where everything seems to be going wrong, when we're in the flesh, we don't feel like a new creation at all. So what does this verse mean? If we're in Christ, then why hasn't all that old sinful behavior fallen away? Because there is a battle going on between Spirit and flesh, and that battle will continue so long as we're drawing breath in this broken world. BUT if we are in Christ, the difference is that we don't have to stay there in the flesh. He provides an escape from our struggles in the flesh. If we are continually turning to Him and repenting, and taking it one day at a time, He is renewing our minds, day by day, making us into that beautiful new creation. He is making us more patient, kinder, more loving, more compassionate, more understanding.