I Am a New Creation
Have you ever watched the show Extreme Makeover? It’s one of those exciting transformational shows where someone loses a massive amount of weight, undergoes cosmetic surgery, and then walks out on stage to the great gasps of their friends and family. Through extreme diet, massive amounts of exercise, and a visit or two with the scalpel, they seemingly become a “new creation.” They are fresh, triumphant, and ready to face the world—or are they?
Many of the people featured on these shows often return to their old ways. Why? Because they never really faced their demons of unhappiness and addiction. They never became a “new creation.”
Now imagine if there was a brand new “Extreme Makeover” show that taught the life-changing and joy-giving word of Christ. What if, instead of teaching how to perform rigorous physical feats of strength, people were shown how to shore up spiritual fortitude? Instead of working on will-power against food and laziness, they were shown how to build up spiritual self-control. Instead of changing their outward appearance with invasive surgery, they allowed God to alter their hearts and minds? What kind of show would that be!?
The fact is, while many of us would like a tuck here or an enhancement there, becoming a new creation through Christ is enough. Christ doesn’t care if your nose is too big, you have an extra tire around the middle, or you’re a little bit saggy here or there. He only cares if He’s what’s in your heart. What if we all cared a little less about our outward appearance and a little more about God’s influence in our lives? What would happen if we all went on the “Extreme Makeover with Christ” show and became new creations in Him? I think that would be a pretty phenomenal transformation, don’t you?
I encourage you to become a new creation in Christ. I encourage you to be born again and shed all the unwanted pounds of sin and shame. Jesus wants to transform you in ways no cosmetic surgeon could ever imagine. Are you ready for your extreme makeover? I pray you are because, in Christ, you are new. Every. Single. Day!
I HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST AND I NO LONGER LIVE, BUT CHRIST LIVES IN ME. THE LIFE I NOW LIVE IN THE BODY, I LIVE BY FAITH IN THE SON OF GOD, WHO LOVED ME AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME.