“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new.” 2 Corinthians 5: 17
If you truly asked Christ to come into your life, you can be confident that the Holy Spirit resides in you, whether or not you feel His presence. When the Spirit moves in Satan has to move out.
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Romans 6:12
Being born again doesn’t mean all our problems will go away, we are in a spiritual battle that will last as long as we live.
But we are not alone in the battle, God has provided His Spirit to help us. Even though the Spirit lives within us, however we must yield our lives to Christ every day because our old nature is still present.
When we do something wrong that doesn’t mean to give up, we just need to repent and ask God to forgive us.
It’s amazing how God makes us a new creature. Things we used to love, we don’t love anymore. The things we use to hate, we begin to love.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.