Your New Nature (Part II)

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Some of the topics and themes from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians appeared in his other letters as well. For example, in Paul’s letter to the Colossians he also noted the importance of putting off your old nature and replacing it with your new nature. 

In Colossians 3:5-15, we see various aspects of the old nature versus the new nature. A note from the Life Application Study Bible on Ephesians 4:17-24 reads:

Although we have a new nature, we don’t automatically think all good thoughts and express all godly attitudes when we become new people in Christ. But if we keep listening to God, we will be changing all the time. As you look back over last year, do you see a process of change for the better in your thoughts, attitudes, and actions? Although change may be slow, it comes as you trust God to change you.

As you read today, consider some of the ways God has been working within you, continually shaping your new nature. 

READING & PRAYERS:

     COLOSSIANS 3:5-15 (also read the commentary notes in your study bible of choice)

As you look back over the last year of your life, do you see a process of change for the better in your thoughts, attitudes, and actions? Write out a couple of specific examples. 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I recognize that sometimes I look over my life and am ashamed of some of mistakes or unhealthy decisions I’ve made. But today’s reading has helped me to see that my life isn’t completely full of mistakes, but is also full of healthy choices. You are surely impacting my thoughts, attitudes, and actions as I continue to trust in You. Continue to mold me into the person You have made me to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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