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God lives fully in Christ. And you are fully grown because you belong to Christ, who is over every power and authority. Christ has also taken away your selfish desires, just as circumcision removes flesh from the body. And when you were baptized, it was the same as being buried with Christ. Then you were raised to life because you had faith in the power of God, who raised Christ from death. You were dead, because you were sinful and were not God’s people. But God let Christ make you alive, when he forgave all our sins.
God wiped out the charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses. He took them away and nailed them to the cross. There Christ defeated all powers and forces. He let the whole world see them being led away as prisoners when he celebrated his victory.
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you need to know that you are not the reason your life is very different. When you turned your heart over to Jesus He took away your selfish desires and grew you up to be mature in Him! Since you are dead to the old life, Jesus told you to be buried with Him by Baptism. And then you were raised with Him!
You are not responsible for the positive changes in your life. Praises for a successful heart transplant are given to the surgeon not the patient! You are the patient and Jesus is the doctor!
"Lord Jesus, thank You for changing the hearts of all those who give themselves to You. You, indeed are the Great Physician! And may You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen."