Taking Flight as a New Creation in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17-19, 21

“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!” ~ Psalm 36:7

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping things that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:26-28

“Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.” ~ Job 17:9

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings.” ~ Psalm 17:8

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.” ~ Ephesians 6:15

“He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” ~ Psalm 91:4

‘And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’ ~ Acts 22:16

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created things, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Romans 8:38-39

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” ~ Mark 16:15-16

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.” ~ Galatians 6:15

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His live, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. His is the image of the invisible God, the first-born over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” ~ Colossians 1:13-16

“If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven.” ~ Colossians 1:23

All Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Spiritual Wellness and Moments of Meditation Contributor; email: cburns@naavets.org.