Daily Encouragement: Day 301

Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth

THE EXCHANGED LIFE

The exchanged life is not a matter of trying to do things for Jesus, but of claiming and resting in what He has already done for us (Galatians 2:20). The new nature we possess in Him is now our deepest identity, and the practice of sin is incompatible with the new creations we have become as children of God (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 2:1–2; 3:1–10). While we are in this body, we will experience the pull of the old beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions, but we must see ourselves as new people, adopted into God’s family, who need not yield to the lures of the flesh (Romans 8:12–17).