When we decide to follow Jesus we become a new creation. God's Holy Spirit moves in and helps transform us. This process is both immediate and lifelong all at the same time. We immediately become children of God but our transformation into the likeness of Christ takes a lifetime.
Romans 8:5 says, Those who live following their sinful selves think only about things that their sinful selves want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things that the Spirit wants them to do.
This new creature that we become thinks less about our sinful selves and more about what God wants us to do. And what does God want us to do, you ask? Here is a very simplified list:
Is there a particular area of your life that you think God is challenging to you transform to be more like Jesus?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.