Moment by moment we walk in renewal transforming into the image of Christ. Whatever we see in ourselves, or others, that still needs to be changed; we can trust it will be changed. We are not yet the way we will be, but surely we are not the way we were. This and that might have been yesterday, but now we are in Christ and we walk in newness of life, step by step.
When we are born again, all things are new. Before, we were free from righteousness, but now, we are free from sin. The law had us bound, but now we are delivered from the law. We were far from God, but now we are near. We were in darkness, but now we are in light. We walked in sin, but now we put off the works of darkness. The mystery of the Christ abiding in us was hidden, but now it is revealed. We had not obtained mercy, but now we have mercy.
In our daily walk, we are confronted with the opposites of these truths. All things that are contrary to our divine identity are conquered through the grace of the Lord. We pursue, trusting the not yet. Before, when we were going through trials, we didn’t know how to stand; but now, trial by trial, we go from triumph to triumph and from glory to glory!
1 Peter 2:10 “…who once were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”