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A New Man

Read 2 Corinthians 5:16 -21

So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them or by what they seem to be like on the outside. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, merely as a human being like myself. How differently I feel now! When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (TLB)

Christopher King lives in Delaware. In the spring of 2009, Christopher hit rock bottom. Many times in his years of alcohol and drug abuse he thought that he had reached his lowest point, but they paled in comparison. This time he found himself in a tiny jail cell with no one left to turn to. With nothing to lose, he sank to his knees and prayed in total desperation. He begged God to forgive him for the way he had lived his life and asked God to show him a better way.

Soon after that prayer, God's love became real for Christopher. He received treatment he had desperately needed for years and finally was delivered from the desire to use alcohol and drugs. People he had hurt despite their love for him began to return to his life. God started to open new doors for him, and he was able to see how he could use his experiences to help others who were suffering as he once had.

Today Christopher is a new man in Christ. Although he is still serving time for crimes he committed while on drugs, his relationship with God is unwavering. He goes to God each day, asking God to use him as a vessel of divine love. Through him God has been able to change lives. He remains a witness to God's amazing grace.

Prayer: For your forgiveness, my God, I thank you. For the new life you are always ready to give, I thank you. For your love that never leaves me alone, I thank you. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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