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Leaving the Old

When you became a believer, you entered into an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus. When you embrace Him as Savior, you put into motion a lifelong process of putting off the sinful ways of mankind and putting on the nature and conduct of a new creation in Christ.

As part of this process, amazingly the bad attitudes and habits you’ve added to your life over the years start falling by the wayside. With God’s help, you begin to get rid of attitudes that are far from flattering and don’t fit your life in Christ – selfishness, anger, ignorance, impatience, envy, etc. As you toss these out of your closet of choices, you discover, instead, how to dress in the wonderful attributes God.

As you think about “putting off” and “putting on,” do any behaviors, faults, shortcomings, or areas of sin immediately pop into your mind? Turn these over to Jesus immediately.

Live as the son or daughter of the King of kings! Start every morning by talking to Him, asking Him to guide you and give you strength to live for Him. Leave the old life behind. Study His Word and put His wisdom and principles into your daily life.

Read Leaving the Old on Elizabeth & Jim George.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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