New Car Smell
Why is it that we love the new car smell? Why do people think that they can even reproduce the new car smell? I know why, because it means that you have a new car. There is nothing greater than sitting in a new car, feeling the new seats, exploring all the new capabilities, and then driving away with a new car. (But not obviously not the new car cost.)
So when we can’t get the new car what do we do? We buy an air freshener that supposedly smells like new car. We try to take a new smell and cover up the old one that is left behind. My question is, why do we do the same thing when it comes our lives in Jesus?
We don’t take the new life in Jesus. We just take the new life smell. Instead of taking the new life in Jesus we just take little bits and pieces of the new life and we try to cover up the old life. So we continue to say, I am an addict, or I am abused, or I am a loser but I go to church.
2 Corinthians 5:16&17 16 “So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
When we say, “Yes to Jesus” we don’t just get the smell, we get the new life. So I want to encourage you today to know that when you have a relationship with Jesus you have a new life, so start living it. I know it’s not that simple but I pray that you will start taking the steps today to live new, not just live a new smell, but live a new life.
How can you start living new today?