A New Attitude for a New Year

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Ephesians 4:22 Throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. 23 Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. 24 You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness – righteous, holy, and true.

As believers in Christ, we need to continue to "throw off" bad attitudes and behaviors whenever necessary. We don't want to let "stuff" from our "former way of life" creep back in.

A lot of what we see wrong in others is only the "rot" of our own poor attitude. Paul said, "There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes." We need a revival for our thoughts and attitudes!

When your thoughts and attitudes change, you change. This change is powered by the new nature that Christ provided for us, and this "real you" is your best person. The old saying is true, "Your attitude determines your altitude."

Let the new year signal the emergence of a new attitude.