Today I rejoice. At the top of my prayer list I began to write many months back: New Creation. It was a reminder to live the life of a new creation as I live each day. Today as I read it I suddenly awoke to the fact I am a new creation. I don’t live the life of a new creation by “doing” so I can be one if I do it well. I live the new creation because I am one. When God told Moses to tell Pharaoh I AM has sent you, God said this because that is one of His Names. I am starting to wake up that God wants me to see that being a new creation is something I am. I can’t be a one by striving, I already am one. I am one and will live it out when I quit trying and starting responding.
In my devotions this morning reading in Psalms 32:9 we are told to not be like mules or horses which need bridles and bits to follow their master. The Holy Spirit nudges us with promptings from God. A new creation responds to the nudge without fighting. I don’t need to do things I hope please God. I do the things The Holy Spirit nudges me to do. This may not seem like much of a message to some, but it is a huge one to me. I am ingrained to “do” instead of to “be”. I’m going to dwell on this now and see how it plays out. Somehow I believe it is just what God has been wanting me to see and respond to.