CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL OCTOBER 8, 2021 (BECOMING A BETTER YOU (III))
TOPIC: BECOMING A BETTER YOU (III)
Read: Ephesians 4:20 – 32
MEMORISE: And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]. (Ephesians 4:23).
Have you observed the gradual growth of a lowly caterpillar becoming a butterfly? The footage usually starts gradually from the weighty little worm inching its way along a leaf that it devours. This process seems slow, but with time, it becomes a butterfly. You want to grow too? It is possible when you continue in studying God’s Word (spiritual milk) and developing passion for a more meaningful devotional life.
You must be renewed in your mind. Growth and maturity are not one-time events. Your mind has to be regularly renewed, or else you will be tempted to return to your old habits. You can’t renew your mind on your own.
As you expose your mind to the Word and Truth, your mind becomes renewed, and works properly. By this, you will remember your new identity in Christ-new creature, and that it is not your power to change.
Always run back to God when you stumble (1 Jn.1v8-10), instead of running away from Him. Jesus died to ransom and reconcile us to God (Rom.8v1). When you stumble, press reset, and keep pursuing God. It is not about feeling bad and trying to live a better life (2 Cor. 7v10).
Genuinely repent of your sin, forsake it, and ask the Holy Spirit, to renew your mind by the Washing of the Word and the Blood. At that point, your old self, sin, bad habits no longer define who you are. You are a child of God (Jn.1v12) who has defeated Satan and sin in Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 15v57, 1 Jn.3v18) Rely on Jesus grace, and it would become easier to live the life He expects of you.
1. Thank You Jesus for all You have perfected to deliver me from the ravaging power of Satan and sin.
2. Lord Jesus, give me the new heart to serve You all the days of my life.
3. Lord Jesus, let there be the revival of Holy living that would give credence to the preaching of Your Gospel in our churches.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 7:8 – 10:2, Ephesians 5:1 – 5:22