Daily Devotion

Altogether Different

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The Ethiopian official's conversion in Acts 8 shows us what happens when someone becomes a Christian. A radical and immediate change took place in this man's life. He went instantly from being a miserable, empty, unhappy man to a man who was overflowing with joy.
This shows the essence of the Christian life. It serves as a reminder that when someone becomes a Christian, he or she is not simply a little better off than before. His or her life has not improved just a little. Becoming a Christian changes a person completely. Jesus described it as being born again. The apostle Paul wrote, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
What really happens behind the scenes when a true conversion takes place? According to the Bible, it is turning from darkness to light and from the power of the devil to God.
Many people experience God in a way they can feel profoundly, but not everyone does. Others may have no idea how significant it is when they put our trust in Christ. When I asked Christ to come into my life, I felt no emotion whatsoever. And because of that, I was convinced that God had turned me down. It wasn't until later that I realized the significance of what I had done. It had nothing to do with my emotions.
That is not what conversion is about. Rather, it is about the change in your lifestyle that will result. If you have really met Christ, then you will be altogether different.

Share this today

Dig deeper

Listen to today's radio program

Is the End of the World Near? – I

Read today's Bible passages

Zechariah 10-12; Psalm 126; Luke 14

Follow Pastor Greg

Support now and receive

The Jesus Storybook Bible Set
Every story whispers the name of Jesus in this beautiful and compelling storybook set for children. A great Christmas gift for the child in your life, this book, CD, and DVD set is yours when you donate to Harvest Ministries this month.
This Month's Resouce Donate
Apps & Channels

Our best content to help you know God and make Him known is now in one place on your mobile and TV devices for FREE!

Learn More

E-mail this devotion

You won't receive any unsolicited e-mail.
Your Information
Send to: