“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
We are completely transformed when we accept Christ into our hearts. There is no “unforgivable sin” that can keep us away from Him. His blood has the power to take the most scarlet-red sins and turn them white as snow. Praise God!
We all have different pasts, but the Bible is clear in saying that no matter what our specific experiences we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God <ROMANS 3:23> and the wage for that sin is death <ROMANS 6:23>.
When you accept Christ into your heart, you are accepting the wage that He paid on your behalf. Our sins, big and small, held him on that cross. He would not climb down until it was FINISHED.
Because of this we are new creations. Completely different than before. Though we may look the same in outward appearance, nothing that we do or say should be the same. We pray that as we raise our kids we can explain to them our stories of how we once were lost, but Jesus brought us through and transformed our hearts for His purpose.
Baptism is one of our favorite days of the year at Watermark because of the JOY and FREEDOM that are all around throughout the service. We are no longer slaves to our fear/sin/anger/lust/self-righteousness/money/pride/anxiety/stress/job/etc. — that is something we should celebrate every day!
Please pray with us that we might be strangers and aliens in this world because of the transformation that took place in our hearts when we accepted Christ.
Transformed In Him,