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A Daily Devotion for Friday, June 23

2 Corinthians 5:17


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


Often I think about the "born again" concept and wonder whether this should be experienced over and over throughout our lives. Accepting Christ does not make us perfect. Accepting Christ makes a new type of life possible for us. We will still make mistakes, make bad decisions, forget to be forgiving. But living for Christ puts all of our experiences into perspective. I think we should all remember to be "born again" on a regular basis.


Holy Lord, fill me with your Spirit, that I may be born again today, and every day. I am in your world. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jun 23, 2023

Friday, June 23rd, 2023

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

I think most of us like the idea of a fresh start.

God doesn't just wipe off the dirt and put some new clothes on any one person.

We need to realize that God is able to forgive even when we have ungodly attitudes, bad behaviors and continue to sin. No one reaches perfection in their life, but the redeemed Christian is being made holy day by day, sinning less and hating it more each time he fails. We still sin, but unwillingly and less and less frequently as we mature. O…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jun 23, 2023

2 Corinthians 5:17


Again, the Upper Room devotional and our reading are the same. Today’s writer has finally hit rock bottom in his addictions and was in jail. At that point he prayed and asked for a better life. Although, still in jail, he is devoted to Christ and is a witness to God’s love. For you and I, we don’t have to hit rock bottom, but need to remember that all we need to do it any low point is to turn to God in prayer. Remember God answers prayers!


Prayer: gracious God, I know sometimes I wait too long to turn to you. Remind me next time to seek you first. Amen

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Tom
Tom
Jun 23, 2023

2 Corinthians 5:17

His Mansion is a recovery ministry tucked away in the Hillsboro-Deering woods. I attended one of their graduation ceremonies and this verse was in bold print on the front of the program. These people had seen abundant failure despite their young ages. The sense of renewal was palpable as each of the five graduates gave their testimony of descent into darkness, being found then becoming a new creature. Anyone who denies Jesus saves even today would benefit from a chat with one of these graduates.


Gracious God, so many are lost, steeped in failure and hopelessness. Let me and my fellow Transformers be instruments of Your healing and renewal, setting them on a pathway to victory with…

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