GodTracker 708The e-devotional helping to keep you on track with God’s plans for your life. GodTracker is published at http://godtracker.co.uk
2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
“In the face of every person I stabbed,” said the young man in the video I was watching, “I saw the face of my father. I hated my father. He was a cruel drunkard who would beat my mom and me.” The testimony went on to tell of how this young man had become a violent teenage gang member who found himself in prison for murder. Then one day, while in solitary confinement, Jesus appeared to him. This young man was stripped to his core. He fell on his face and surrendered his life to Christ. When he was finally released from prison, he forgave his father and led him to Jesus.
I love hearing stories like this. They truly reveal the power of God’s grace and forgiveness. Perhaps your story is like this young man’s story. It could be that Jesus has saved you from a life of violent crime, intense depression or desperate abandonment and you have come to realise the same forgiveness and healing that the man in our story had. Or perhaps not. It could be that, like me, you grew up in a Christian home and simply came to terms with the fact that Jesus died for you. Accepting him as Lord and saviour, you found peace and hope but, for all intents and purposes, your life hardly changed. So, whose experience is more real?
The one thing I often tend to miss when I read or hear testimonies of radically powerful conversions like this is, the same Lord who saved that life, saved mine. Albeit not as dramatically or visually pungent, the same Jesus that appeared to this man in his prison cell has touched my life. Just because I did not suffer the same ills that he suffered before coming to Christ, and just because I did not have a supernatural encounter as he did, does not mean I am less saved from a life of sin and depravity than he is.
The day you said to Jesus, “I accept you as my Lord and Saviour and give my life to you,” you were radically changed on the inside. Instantaneously, your spirit-man was transformed; you were born again. The Bible says that the old has gone and the new has come. In Christ, you are a new creature. You have been supernaturally reconciled to the holy Creator of the universe and now walk with him in intimate fellowship. And he has great plans for you. One word from your lips, under his anointing, can change the world – change one life and you change the world, through those eyes. In Christ, your story matters!
God-tracking is being confident that you are a new creation
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I don’t care how dramatic or mundane my conversion was, dear Lord, I believe that my story matters.
“Thank you, Jesus, for saving me. Thank you that, in you, I am a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come. Thank you, Father, that you have a clear plan for my life, that my words can change lives, by your Holy Spirit. I surrender my life entirely to you. Use me for your glory. I don’t care how dramatic or mundane my conversion was, dear Lord, I believe that my story matters. Amen.”
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