Before and After
Thought of the day:
How can I be a good man in this world of shadows? It seems to be the question of the moment for the true believer; A long-distance runner on the path to holiness.
One of the best ways in which man can analyze and evaluate the progress of his own life is to look retrospectively and carefully at everything he has accomplished in this world, thus trying to understand how, and in what chapter he is different now from what he is. What was once. Then, understanding the mistakes of the past and the state of affairs of the present, to position themselves strategically for a correct approach to its future.
Following the same procedure of the analysis of Christianity, the Apostle Paul presents us with a kind of image ‘before and after’ of the life of the true believer, an image in which the central idea is not ourselves, but the factor that transformed us, namely Jesus Christ.
I quote: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. The old ones are gone; Behold, all things are become new. ” I ended the quotation recorded in 2 Corinthians 5:17
Looking at this perspective, is it not extraordinary to know that everything that was old and dirty in our lives was erased on the cross when we believed in God, and then transformed into something so new and pure that nothing and Can anyone convince us to come back and live the life we once ‘loved’?
But if the customs of the past still scare you and keep you captive to his darkness, turn your gaze to the Lord Jesus today, for He is the only one who can turn the darkest nightmare of your life into the most incredible and wonderful dream.
Dare to believe, call him by name and you will feel the difference. It’s really that simple.
Pastor Florin Antonie