2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Many people are change resistant; they simply don’t want to change, but change is a part of what it means to be in Christ—to be a truly saved believer. If you have truly placed your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, it will happen; you will be changed.
If you profess to believe in Jesus—to be saved from your sin by the grace of God through your faith in Jesus Christ—there will be changes in the way you think, the way you talk, and the way you act. Things that were once in the foreground will fade into the background, and new things will take their place. Sinful living will be replaced by righteous living, and greed will be replaced by generosity. Anger will be replaced by peace, and hate will be replaced by love. The changes that salvation demands might be subtle, or they might be dynamic, but they will come.
So, as Scripture commands, examine yourselves. Have you noticed changes in your life since you became a Christian? Have you forsaken past sins and perused righteousness? Do you love like Jesus? Has a desire to please Jesus become the highest priority for you? If you truly are saved, the evidence will be there. The changes in your life might be small at first, maybe even miniscule; but they will happen, and they will continue through the rest of your life as you are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit into the perfect image of Christ. For the truly saved believer in Jesus Christ change is not an option.
Have a God Filled Week,