Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
If you are in Christ, the new creation has come, so you have a new lifestyle. The old lifestyle is no longer there: it is dead and should not be a part of you anymore.
It is a great privilege and miracle that your sins are forgiven, and you are able to stand right before the living God. In the old lifestyle you could not, because there was sin and fear.
In this new life your conscience is completely cleansed. Your criminal records have been erased by the blood of Jesus. In the past, I could not appear before God because my old criminal records showed all the bad things I did, but now there is no more sin that condemns me. ‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 8:1).
Your prosecutor, the evil one, wants to tell you that your old sin still exists, but in Jesus there is no condemnation.
The formula for a happy life
To help you live this new lifestyle, I am giving you a formula consisting of three things. They will help you lead a happy life. If you apply them consistently and daily in your life, they will encourage and strengthen your spiritual life. It is easy to incorporate these three things in your daily life. It should be just as obvious as brushing your teeth or combing your hair every day. It is important to do them daily.
1) Speak to God every day;
2) Allow God to speak to you every day;
3) Talk about God to others every day.
If you want to grow in your new lifestyle, do these three things and they will give you great joy and happiness.