One of the greatest blessings Duane and I receive is seeing people surrender their hearts to the Lord. For some, they are accepting God for the first time. For others, they are recommitting their lives and looking forward to a fresh start. Whether you are a brand new Christian, a returning prodigal, a seasoned saint or anywhere in between, we can all gain something from going back to the basics.
It’s a bit hard to wrap your brain around, isn’t it? When we surrender our hearts to Him, accepting Christ as our Savior, the Bible says the old life is gone and a new life has begun.
But wait! I don’t FEEL any different!
One of the biggest lies of the enemy is that nothing has changed because you don’t FEEL different. Some people do, but most people don’t. The great thing is:
Salvation is not based on feeling.
Salvation is based on faith. Every part of your Christian life MUST be based on faith. Faith has been defined as “seeing with God’s eyes”. He sees you as a new creation. He sees an entire new life beginning for you. A life that is full of hope and promise. Choose to see yourself the way God sees you.
Heavenly Father, I thank You that You died for me. Thank You for putting my past behind me and giving me a brand new life. Thank You for sending Your Spirit to empower me to walk in this new path as I continually surrender my heart to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.