New Life [Ephesians 4, TNIV]

TNIV Scripture for Wednesday, October 22, 2008 [Ephesians 4:17-23]

So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

The ability to live the Christian life is not automatic for the believer. When you wake up in the morning you are in default or old self mode and thinking with a darkened understanding. To live a life in accordance with the truth, you need to daily reset your mind on God through the word and prayer. May you seek God each day in the Word and put off your self focused thinking and put on the mind of Christ.
Beth Warlick, 10/22/2008