Ephesians 4:20-24 (NKJV)
20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Coming to know Jesus is the key to life. Knowing Him will change you not only now, but for eternity. The changes now all stem from your love for Him. Your desires from your old self will be seen with the Light of His love for you and you will want to follow Him. He paid a price for the old you, so become all you are to become in following Him as the new man.
Now understand you will have family and friends that may question you or even say, “Here for old times’ sake let us do this.” The new you will have a way out and they in turn will see and may desire to become like the new you. They in turn may come to know Jesus and seek Whom you now know.
When we accept His love, and follow His love we in turn will get to spend eternity with Him, as well as with others that have accepted and followed Him.
Thank You for sending us Jesus. Jesus thank You for the price You paid for our sins. Please help us to accept Your love, follow Your love, and allow You to adjust us from our old ways. As we follow You, we pray that others will see You through us.
In Jesus Holy Name we pray, Amen.