Daily Devotional - Examine Myself; Who I Am Now
by Marie DePree
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As we are dealing with our self-evaluation and inventory of where we are in God, this is where we make a comparison of 'what I am now' as opposed to 'what God wants me to be!' In considering changes we need to make, we have to think about what God wants of us. II Corinthians 5:17 says, "If anyone becomes a Christian, he becomes brand new, he is not the same anymore. A new life has begun." We 'did' become new creatures when we accepted Christ, but what has happened? Have we eventually evolved back into that old creature? 'NO!' we haven't, but we do have to continue to renew ourselves 'daily' with the washing of the Word! We are progressively moving forward to our purpose and our destiny in Christ and as we move forward, we should also 'grow in the knowledge of our Lord.' The closer we get to our purpose, the more we become 'like' Christ so this means every facet about us that is not like Him we must rid ourselves of and this is done by meshing and adhering our lives to the principles and precepts of God's Word. In this process we become 'less' of what we are now and 'more' of what God has predestined for us to become.
Dear God, help us to become more of who we are in You, and less of who we are in ourselves. Amen
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