When Christ takes control of your life, something supernatural happens. It’s almost like magic, but magic implies something other than the power of God. No, it’s the Holy Spirit, which outranks any other force in the universe.
An authentic change takes place in your deepest being. You could fake it. You could do good deeds, think good thoughts, and say good words, but it would only last a season. (In my case, only a few minutes.) For lasting change, it has to come from within.
When Christ is in you, you process information in a fresh way and you react to circumstances differently. You belong to Him! You’ve had a mind-altering encounter and it affects everything! People will wonder what happened! It’s a miracle!
It’s why you’re different! A stranger! An alien in the world!
You’re a new creation!
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.” – 1 Peter 2:11