Families/Individuals with No Young Children

Families/Individuals with no young children, please follow this devotional by Pastor Theo Cox:

Ephesians 4:21-23

 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to rid yourselves of the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

As we close in Ephesians for our devotions, we come back to these three versus to reflect on the fact that through Christ we are made new. This speaks to our salvation that we have through Christ alone. Paul references putting our past selves behind us as we live a new life of Love. I am thankful that we have a loving and forgiving God. Christ is our master, and so we serve him because we are thankful for what he has done for us. The great thing is that God did not stop at sacrificing his son, but he continues to work in our lives. 

I think back to when I was a child and reflect on the crazy things I used to do. I remember one of my favorite sandwiches was peanut butter and mayonnaise. Sound nasty to me now, but when I was a kid, I loved it. There has been a lot of things that have changed with my taste buds. Thing I would no longer eat now or things I will eat not that I would not have eaten in the past. When we grow, things naturally change in what and how we do things. This is true to when we grow within Christ. The closer we get to him, the more we mature spiritually and the more we put to rest the things of our past.

What have you been holding onto that needs to be put behind you? 

Why have you been holding on to it?

Will you make the decision right now to give it up at this moment?