The inner reality of being a new creation is proved outwardly when we start living like a new creation. Our inner transformation is continually being challenged outwardly by how we live and by the choices we make. It is a process where His keys divinely intersect with the locks that bind our thoughts and behavior, freeing us into a greater holiness. We become a testimony to the world because they see the progressive change in us.
We can get stuck if we believe that there is just one lock that binds us. We tend to taste new freedom, celebrate change, and then it ends there. Instead we are to continue in the process and the series of His keys unlocking our bonds, changing us as we walk from freedom to freedom. Personal holiness is meant to be a life-long journey of progression. It is a lifestyle of choosing to deal with the locks in our lives and the change it brings. When we pursue the freedom of personal holiness, we reveal to the world our joy in becoming more like Him. T.Long