Have you had your Joy Juice today? Throw out the old stuff…and drink in the new, fresh joy that’s continually available!
Do you ever go through your closet and throw away or give away clothes that don’t fit or you don’t wear for one reason or another? In a similar way, we need to get rid of “old things” that we once did before we were committed Christians. Ephesians 4:22-24 speaks of such:
“… put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Aren’t we thankful that our old way of life and the decisions we made before we became Christians are truly “in the past”!? They are, you know! IF we’ve repented and asked God for forgiveness, we can move forward with joy and peace. When we decide to follow Christ, we accept His gift of salvation. But we also are called to a daily conscious commitment to obey. We “throw out the old stuff” and accept a new role and a new direction because of a new way of thinking that is Holy Spirit guided. So as we travel the “new journey” let’s set our sights on the Path of Joy in Jesus!
Put off the old; put on the new. God’s grace and joy are awaiting you!