Understanding Condemnation – Part 2
November 5, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 3
November 7, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 2
November 5, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 3
November 7, 2013

Renewing Your Image

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“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of Him that created him:…”
Colossians 3:10

I know we’ve talked about mirrors before, but do you ever stop and think about why we have mirrors? Obviously and at first glance (pun intended), mirrors help us see “how” we look before we head out the door, right? When we’re away from a mirror, especially ladies, we want to make sure we look ‘just right’ and may even pull out a small mirror from our purse and check our hair or makeup. Do we forget what we really look like and therefore need a mirror?

In the natural world, we’re prone to look on the outward appearance; in other words, how we look from what we see in the mirror. The mirror projects an image to us and we accept that image, don’t we? But there is a spiritual mirror that is more important in our lives, and that’s what we need to use daily.

Paul told the Colossians as he begins chapter 3 that the believers’ life is already hidden in Christ when we accept Jesus. That’s why he spends time telling the Colossians and us to get a new picture of ourselves and renew our minds in the new image of God IN us. He wants believers to recognize that we’ve become new people, new creatures.

Isn’t that same for you? If Jesus lives IN you, then you’re not the same you you were before. You have been made new; therefore it’s important to have a new image of who you ARE. You will get a better picture when you renew your mind and your thinking on who Jesus says you are. You’re not an old sinner; you’re an entirely new creation, created in God’s very image—like He is. See yourself as God sees you. THAT will enable you to have a new image of yourself; and then the next time you look in a mirror, see the NEW YOU, a child of God, highly favored, highly treasured, and deeply loved.