I have been thinking much about it and did not have a handle on last Wednesday message. Given I arrived late and missed two third of the preaching, I did try my best to zero in on the closing point.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
I have been thinking that transformation is a gradual process, at least for me, I feel I haven’t improved a lot. It is only through looking back after some time has passed that I can see I am no longer what I used to be.
My pastor reminded me it required a deeper change – actually a total change from inside (being a new creation). We have a new identity. I don’t know how this is related to running. I tried not to. He even prayed at closing that the hearers would understand the message in the right way and not twist them or corrupt them.
One thing we do forget is that we are so used to our old ways of doing thing and we forget we have been made new. This I can relate to running.
I said I was going to change. I was going to wake up earlier on Wednesday and I would run in the morning. But I haven’t. It is so easy to just stay in bed after the alarm rings and I have been doing so for the ladt three weeks.
Transformation is realized we are no longer the same. We have to put to death our old self.