2 Corinthians 5:17-21
17 What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! 18 All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. 20 We are Christ’s ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, “Be reconciled to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Christians are brand-new people on the inside.  The Holy Spirit gives us new life, and we are not the same anymore.  Christians are not reformed, rehabilitated, or reeducated; we are re-created and now live in union with Christ.  The God of all creation came to die for our sin so we could be with Him always.  When we trust in Christ, we make an exchange: He takes our sin and then makes us right with God.  Our sin was laid on Christ at His crucifixion and His righteousness was given to us at our conversion when we believed Him. Salvation comes from faith, believing what we cannot see or understand, but knowing it is true.

When we accept Christ as Lord and Savior, our life is not our own, but now belongs to Him.  Colossians 2:6,7 states, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.”  Because Christians have the righteousness of Christ, those who truly believe live for Him.  We are connected to Him through His Word.  Allowing Jesus to direct our lives through the Word of God is living in obedience to Him. We become His ambassadors to the world as we live according to His Word. Trust in what God has done in your life when you received Him.  Live what you have learned abut Him through His Word and the peace of God which passes all understanding will direct your heart and mind.

Have a God Day!