As Disney annual pass holders, we're very blessed to go to Disney World often. And we love every minute of it. But by the time I get home after a full day at the parks, I often feel like I don't want to touch anything in my house or sit on my furniture with my Disney-germ filled clothes. Being surrounded by thousands of people with the germs of those thousands of people causes me to not just want to wash my clothes with bleach, but burn them altogether. I can't get those clothes in the wash fast enough.
I can't help but think as Christians, this is how we should feel about our old life. That the sins and weights of darkness should feel so disgusting to us as believers, that we can't wait to throw off the former things and put on our new robes in Christ. The life, price, and blood of Jesus Christ, gives us the opportunity to throw away the sins of our past and put on a new life in Christ. Sometimes as Christians, we accept this new life but keep wearing those germ-filled clothes. We might get rid of the really dirty stuff like sexual immorality, drinking, or drugs, but we hang onto things like gossip, foul speaking, or little white lies. We may succumb to the lie that these little foxes are okay because we're not doing the "big sins." We accept disobedience and rebellion as part of our daily outfit, when God has given us pure white robes of righteousness.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Let us remember, every sin, no matter how small, is a blemish on our new life in Christ. We shouldn't settle for less when Christ has made us more. Therefore, as we take off our germ-filled clothes at the end of the day, let's also strip away any remnants of our old selves that we've clung onto, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Because in Christ, we are called to be a new creation, washed clean and redeemed. In this transformation, let's commit to the continuous pursuit of sanctification, striving each day to live out the fullness of our new, beautiful lives in Christ.
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