Welcome to a whole new way of doing life, a real and eternal life, a better life than you ever dreamed of. Jesus Christ, the Giver of Life, has assured us:
I am the gate. All who come in through me will be saved. Through me they will come and go and find pasture. A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. John 10:9-10 CEV
You have just experienced a spiritual heart transplant:
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. Ezekiel 36:26-27
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
In the light of what you have become – a new creature in Christ – we want to encourage you as you take up your new life, empowered by God Himself to live in a way that pleases Him.
As far as God is concerned, you are free from the power of sin and the guilt of past mistakes.
God wants you to fully embrace the life He always wanted you to enjoy.
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Philippians 3:7
… forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14 NKJV
DARKNESS HAS NO PLACE IN YOUR LIFE.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Light has the ability to expose things. When you confess to Him something that you previously did ‘in the dark’, you bring it into the light of His love. The blood of Jesus can break the power of sin, destroying any hold that it may have had on you.
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5b
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God. John 3:19-21
Faith in the liberating power of God’s light releases that power to overcome any form of darkness in your life. It’s that simple: when you speak God’s truth into your life, you will find that the Word of God – which is light – will overcome the darkness.
For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Romans 6:9-13 (emphasis added)