We must look at our phones hundreds of times a day. I’m sure there’s a stat out there that’ll confirm that. So I figure, why not make the first thing you see a reminder of some life-shaping truth?
We think we can live life by trying to fix the “old”. But this is both futile and unnecessary: futile because we can never create our own wholeness, and unnecessary because Jesus Christ has already made us new!
Following Jesus is freely stepping into life as the new creation and walking in it.
You don’t need to try to be less jealous – in Christ your identity is secure and you can love others completely.
You don’t need to bust your guts trying to resist temptation – in Christ you have every grace and strength you need to say no to all ungodliness.
You don’t need to beat yourself up trying to be a better person – in Christ you have the gift of the Holy Spirit who is wanting to birth more of Himself in you – let Him do His thing!
What begins as a perspective shift becomes a way of life marked by freedom, grace and rest.
When your brokenness is revealed to you, it is not to condemn you, but to say “this is not who you are!” Christ speaks to the new creation that He has made possible in you, and says Awaken, come and walk in the ways I’ve made you for…
Here’s a couple of freebies you can download and set as your phone wallpaper – a few versions of 2 Corinthians 5:17. Simply click on the images below, download from the dropbox link, and save to your phone and set as your wallpaper! There are a couple of other wallpaper designs here, too.