Just for fun, let’s pretend that someone gave you millions and millions of dollars. With that money comes a new way of living for you. Instead of just choosing the car you can afford, you can now pick the car that you want the most. Instead of wearing the clothes and shoes that your family can afford, you suddenly can buy anything and everything that you want.
That would be pretty great, wouldn’t it? I think most of us would really enjoy spending money without limits.
But here’s the thing about getting all that money. You could instead of spending it, keep it in the bank. Maybe you never withdraw any funds. The millions and millions of dollars wouldn’t change your life much then, would it?
In the same way, when we’re talking about living for God, we have a choice. We can choose to let our new nature change the way we live our lives or we can ignore it.
Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy – Ephesians 4:24 (NLT)
Each day, we get to decide if we’re going to let God’s new nature change how we live. We decide whether we’re going to live and let the new nature rule our lives or the old one.
Today, choose to let the new nature run your life. Decide to live in all the goodness God has provided for you in Jesus!