Thursday, December 13, 2007

Putting on the New Man

For years I have wanted people to share with about stuff I read--now I have you. This is great. This morning I was rereading a book call Connecting by Dr. Kluane Spake and this passage really hit home.

"I remember the old days, when we had to put our armor on every morning. I began to wonder, "Well, when did I take it off?" And so it is with the "new man." We don't have to keep "putting on" that same part of the New Man every day like a dirty t-shirt. We just remind ourselves that it is already "PUT ON." The sin nature is crucified at the cross.

Paul told believers to "take off" the old man (stop being carnal). and "put on" the new. This is an exchange of perception. And, keep in mind that we continually recieve further (progressive) revelation that needs to be PUT ON" -- in order to be conformed to the image of His Son (Rom. 8:28-29).

We obtain the POWER (dunamis) of the Holy Spirit to bring us into dominion and personal WHOLENESS."

Another busy day today. Hope to have time on Friday to check all your sites and find out what’s happening in your lives. Today is Share, our local food pantry and then a Christmas Party at the nursing home where my husband’s mother is a resident. The evening looks like a Texan’s football game and Christmas cards. Life is good!


Ed G. said...

Well, I don't know how the armor comes off, but I find myself having to put a lot of it back on all the time. Thanks for your post -- and have a WONDERFUL evening.

karen said...

I think I forget it's on sometimes!

Pat said...

Further reading in Connecting let me to this sentence. "SEEING the Kingdom means that we begin to realize and participate in the rule of God over creatin, rahter than longing for that "great rocking chair" in the sky."

I'm not into rocking but now ruling with Him. WOW!

Pat said...

I'm going to have to start rereading before I post. Too many typos and incomplete sentences.

Missy said...

Pat you can't edit a comment, but you can delete a comment. Yours on another blog, or any on your blog, by clicking on the trashcan at the bottom of the comment.

But even if you you don't, nobody cares. Bad spelling & grammar is how we roll here in the blogoshpere!

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Interesting - I had just been reading about the armor someplace else. I have never heard of the author you mentioned, I'l have to check him out....I love finding new authors!

Connie said...

I had this armor idea preached to me so much. I agree with karen that I have to remind myself; but it IS inheritance as his daughter.
BYW, I just know you are a cool grandma, sowing seeds into your grands in lovely ways. I love rocking my two grands and making up fun stories. I like to think of this stage of my life as Rock and Rule (per nurturing grands and ruling with Him!)
Glad to spend some time on your blog!