This verse came from K-LOVE, this morning. It isn't new to me, but the first sentence really grabbed me:
Galatians 2:20 - "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (New Living Translation)
One question, though: If my old self, the self that has caused me so much grief, is dead, why does it, very occasionally, rear up to cause more trouble, more hurt, more damage to relationships? Thank the Lord, that doesn't happen nearly as often as it used to, nor as quickly, but . . . I'm a little confused. I guess that's where trust comes in, isn't it: that Christ now lives in me, and it is His Spirit who is transforming me, inside out, a little more each day. That is my hope!
Romans 12:2 - (New International Version) - "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
(The Message) - "Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
(J.B. Phillips New Testament) - "Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity."
2 Corinthians 5:17 - (NIV) "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!"
(Living Bible) "When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!"