As I prepared and read the message of today’s ‘614 Recovery Church Blog‘ I found myself asking the question “A new Creation” what does that mean. What I want to say from my own experience of God’s Grave and transformation is. It doesn’t mean ‘I am never going to have any more problems in life’ Problems will still occur but the way I now deal with them is totally different. I now try to act on life’s issues rather thane react to them.
It does mean, it did for me and i am sure for many others that I need to be open minded and open hearted to change. I need to be prepared for the fact the way God directs is not always the way i choose and I need to not only be prepared to accept that but also be prepared to go where God wants me to go, even when I don’t like it or understand it.
I believe 2 Corinthians 5:17 is the verse the book ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ is talking about says “If you want what we have and are willing to go to any lengths to get it you are ready to take certain steps”
Recovery can require changed neighbourhoods, changed relationships, changed faiths, beliefs and values as well as changed attitudes and actions.
God can and will change us each into ‘new creations’ but only if we are opened and willing to getting rid of the ‘old creations’ of our own making through addiction and compulsion.