Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Ephesians 4: 22-23
My little brother had a favorite blanket that he carried with him when he was feeling the need for security. The older he got, however. the more tattered the blanket became and the more he became ashamed to need it. Many times he would throw the blanket in his closet, determined not to carry it again. Yet, when those waves of insecurity came, it was back to the closet to look for the blanket.
Paul, in this message, encourages us to throw away our blanket of sin and be renewed in our spirit. Those old habits we hid in the closet are so easy to find. They feel so comfortable. They give us security, even though we know they aren’t good for us. In our moments of insecurity we want to run to the closet and cover ourselves with the security of our old behaviors and habits. But we don’t have to do that today. We have another choice. We can let God work in our lives, and we can become new women in Christ. Our security can be in God instead of our old, tattered, familiar sins.
Prayer: Lord, help me today to develop my bonding with you. Help me replace the sins I run to when I am feeling insecure with the security of being your child.