“…put on the new self, created after the likeness of God…” (Eph 4:24)
C. S. Lewis had a lot to say about our Identity in Christ—although he used other terms. In his classic, Mere Christianity, he says:
“Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if had it already. That is why children’s games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-ups…
Now the moment you realize, ‘Here I am, dressing up as Christ,’ it is extremely likely that you will see…some way in which…the pretense could be made less of a pretense and more of a reality.”
Our culture says that it is hypocritical to feel one thing and act another. The Word of God says that we should put on Christ and let Him bring our feelings into line.
Here’s my prayer for the day:
“Today, I am dressed in the righteousness of Christ—I am a new creation—I have been raised with Christ and I am seeking the things which are above. Father, take this little boy’s heart and fill it with the mind of Christ.”