Ephesians 4:20-24 says” That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Did you know that we live in a constant state of updates? We are either updating our cellphones, emails, passwords and all our social media. Why do we update? Well for one it keeps us with the news technology so that our phones run smoothly. When we update our social media, we are letting the world know what is happening at that moment. When you update your passwords for emails your keeping those hackers out of your personal business.
We update our bank accounts our life insurance our 401K plans, even our government laws go through updates. Pretty much everything these days are updated. But what about the updates that is you? When was the last time you did an update? When was the last time you changed your hair style? I’ve seen women with hair styles back in the 50’s and were in 2016, what’s up with that? They are stuck back in time. When was the last time you changed style of clothing? Yes, I know it feels comfortable but baby you need an update.
What’s on the outside doesn’t make who you are but when you’re not happy about what the outside looks like let’s be honest the whole world gets a taste of our frustration. My mother always had this saying that you can make what you have look new if you keep it clean. What she meant was don’t have strings and holes in them, if they are worn throw them out.
With all the updates, we do there is another update that we surely neglect and that is our inner man. Many of us have allowed the inner man to become so stagnant that we haven’t grown since the day we became born again. Our prayer life is still the same no new words added to our prayer life. Many of us who speak in tongues still speak in the same syllables that you had the first time you received the gift. All because we don’t speak in tongues regularly. Some of us just read the bible but can’t remember scriptures, all because we don’t update ourselves.
Every day as a Christian we are to be renewing ourselves we are not to remain like we were when we first got saved. We are to grow daily if we aren’t we need to look back and see when did we stop following Jesus. Remember Jesus never leaves us we are the ones that leaves His side.