This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! – 2 Cor 5:17 NLT
If you’ve accepted Jesus as your savior and have been baptized, then you’re made new in Christ. That means that you’ve been given a new spirit that is alive unto God. Once this happens, it’s like you’re playing life by new rules. I remember one Christmas, I was playing board games with my little cousin. We sat down to play a game that I had played many times and knew all the rules. My cousin, however, wanted to win the game with all his heart. He kept changing the game’s rules and adding new rules to help him win. I had to admit, it was a pretty smart thing to do. Do you know that this is sort of like what God did for us when we accepted Jesus as our savior? The rules are now written in our favor. We no longer have to be slaves to our past and our old nature. We are now new in Christ. So today be thankful for what God has done for you. Be glad that you no longer have to play by rules that would make you lose. Now that you’re in Christ, the rules have been written in your favor!