A grey honeycombed-pattern snake skin twined around the Yaupon Holly and Coral Berry bushes in the north side flower bed. Spotting a discarded skin is not unusual in the country. Almost monthly snakes shed their outer skin as a natural process connected with growth, but the fact it was so close to the house was odd. And a little creepy. The skin was probably from a harmless chicken or rat snake, but is there really ever one that wishes no harm to creatures large or small? You won’t catch me verifying THAT fact.
Snakes do make a valid point, though. Each month is an opportunity to morph into something new and different. A fresh look. A new feel, and perhaps, novel behavior. Must snakes grow accustomed to the latest skin? Must they slither a few hundred yards to get it worn in like a crisp pair of leather boots?
Wouldn’t life be easier if we could somehow shed our shattered, shabby selves, and become something state-of-the-art, unique?
That’s exactly what God does for you and me through the Lord Jesus Christ!
2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
So choose Him day by day, moment by moment.
Ephesians 4:23-24, “be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
Colossians 3:1, “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”
If you are a Christian, you ARE a new creation. Now live it!
Romans 6:4, “Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
“Holy Almighty God, let me soak in your word, absorb your wisdom, and flourish in your newness of life, light, and love. Thank you, Amen.”
How will you choose to live this week?
Dumping the Old, Donning the New only through Jesus, PJ
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