Paul shares his experience of God’s new creation. Christ’s death on the cross changes Paul’s identity. He is now one with Christ
Our identity is shaped by many factors. Because faith in Jesus Christ is now a part of Paul’s identity, he must respond to his encounter with Christ. He does so by becoming an instrument of Christ’s love. Paul is a missionary to the Gentiles, sharing the message of Christ’s sacrificial love. Consider what new thing God is doing in your midst.
You are a part of the body of Christ. Claim your part in the body of Christ as you pay attention to how God is making all things new.
Almighty and everlasting God, in the life, death, and resurrection of your Son, Jesus you have offered me a new life. Remind me today, “that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.” Take those bold words and use me, Lord, to embody your love in a hurting world. I offer myself in the strong name of Jesus, Amen.
What new thing is God doing in your life? The church? Your local community?
Use a notebook to record your responses. Share your celebrations in the comments.
If you haven’t taken a moment to review the “Overview of Following Jesus Every Day: Galatians,” please do so. You’ll find a few tips that will help you start this journey.