New Life, Now What? by Renee Fisher

New Life, Now What?
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

— 2 Corinthians 5:17

Most twentysomethings I know want to be better people. We want to know our pur- pose, that what we long for will one day be fulfilled in the area of relationships, career, or finances. But what exactly does new life in Jesus mean?

I’ll tell you what it doesn’t mean: perfection. Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Matthew 9:12). As a literal “sick” person, I spent most of my life going from doctor to doctor asking for help. It was so difficult for me to wrap my head around why Jesus did not choose to heal me . . . right away.

Every day I’d read portions of Scripture. I even signed up for verses to be e-mailed to me daily in case I forgot to read my Bible. Ten years later, I finally got it. I no longe ...

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