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Adult is Now a Verb

“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6 (NLT)

It seems like everywhere I turn today I’m reading a cute t-shirt or meme with something about “adulting.” We’ve turned the word “adult” into a verb.

I can’t adult today.

Please tell me I don’t have to adult today.

I’m still in bed because I don’t feel like adulting today.

I can so relate.

Some days we just don’t want to be a grown up. We know we’re not a kid anymore, but this adult life is overwhelming.

My life with Christ is different. As I grow up in my relationship with Christ – as I “adult” in my walk – I recognize the power over sin that I now have is changing me. I’m not who I once was.

This weekend I get to attend a party – a party for those who are ready to “adult” in their walk with Christ. There’s gonna be some hoopin’ and hollerin’ and maybe some happy tears. And, I can’t wait!

My home Church - That.Church – is celebrating their new expansion, and the services on Sunday will be followed up with one heck of a party. Some call it a Baptism. I call it a party.

It’s a celebration, because dozens of souls will be bidding farewell to who they once were, and with a big splash, they’re welcoming in their new life – a life joined with Christ. They’re ready to adult. Because, when we say yes to Jesus, our old lives are buried. The bond we have with Christ fundamentally changes our relationship with sin.

So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11 (NLT)

Let’s adult in our walk with Christ. Because we are grown-ups in our new life – a life filled with power over sin.

READ: Romans 6

PRAY: Thank God for the power you have over sin and pray for God to reveal to you areas of your life where you are still alive to sin. Commit to putting that sin to death.

GROW: If you have said yes to Jesus, but have not taken the next step in baptism, consider being baptized at your local church.

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