SEEK DAILY (NBC) DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 15, 2022 (THE NEW LIFE)
TOPIC: THE NEW LIFE
were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4, NIV
True Christian life is basically a death to the old life of sin and being alive in new life in Christ Jesus. It is a life of transformation through the Spirit of God. This is what is symbolised in baptism by immersion. beeping into the water means one is dead and buried to sin and being raised from water means resurrection into a new life in Christ Jesus. This reminds us of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, those who claim to have been baptised still exhibit the attitudes of old life that does not reflect Christ.
The Bible clearly states that anyone in Christ has become a new creature. The old life has gone and the new one has come (1 Corinthians 5:17). It is not a life of struggle to do well; it is giving chance to the Holy Spirit to take total control of one’s life to bring out the best of that person. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ for the Holy Spirit to have a place in your heart. It is the experience of a new life that can give assurance of victory. To enjoy this victory you must first receive Christ by surrendering all to him totally.
Insight: New life is received by surrendering your life to Jesus through the grace of God.
Prayer: I yield my life to you completely 0 God.