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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
If anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (CEB)
When I became a Christian at the age of 19, I thought I had to change my personality. I assumed a Christian should be quiet and reserved. For someone like me who was outgoing and loud it was a struggle. I felt that I was supposed to be someone else. But when I grew in age and in faith, I realized that the change I needed was actually a new outlook, focus, and vision of the life God had planned for me.
I discovered that God loves us both before and after we become Christians. God’s children come from all over the world: we look different; we speak different languages; we have different personalities. And that is part of God’s big, beautiful plan. When we decide to follow Christ, we know the new change within our hearts is one that comes with great blessing and the true meaning of life.
God made me with this outgoing personality, and that enables me to easily engage people and invite them to church or Bible study. God made each of us, and we can embrace who we are and confidently be ourselves in God’s name.
Cindy Garrard (Florida)
Thought for the Day
God loves us before and after we become Christians.
O God, we embrace our newfound life with comfort and joy. Amen.
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