When We Become Christians Our Lives Should Change

When we give our lives to Christ, we should change. But that doesn’t always happen. I’m not judging but, there are lots of people who say they are a Christian but their lives produce no fruit indicating that they are. Again, I’m not judging; I slip in living the Christian life as well. But there should be some change in our lives.

In Romans 7:4, the apostle Paul said, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.”

Notice that Paul said, “….You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ.” So, when we gave our lives to Christ, we were dying to our old lives. We were dying to our old way of living. All of the things we did in the flesh don’t bring us happiness any more. So we die to them.

This is where some may miss the boat. When we talk with someone about becoming a Christian, we focus on the prize of eternal life and that is definitely a part of it. But, it’s not all of it. Living for Christ means our life changes. And our life changes as we put to death the old manner of life.

Then Paul says, “And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.”

Notice Paul says, “And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead…”. That’s Jesus. And the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us and helps us produce a harvest of good deeds.”

We die with Christ to our old self and we are raised with Christ to live a life of good deeds. Today, join me as we die to Christ to live a life of good deeds.

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