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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Every now and then I will get a notification from my computer informing me it is time for an upgrade to my software. Some of the upgrades are minor, and others are major. Some take a few minutes to download and install; others have to be done overnight. Each time, my computer will, at some point, shut itself down and then restart better than ever. The computer may be a little better, have a bug fixed, or possibly a bit more functionality but nothing too drastic. By contrast, there are occasions when the computer will inform me that it is time to upgrade my operating system.
Upgrading the operating system is a whole different ball game. When you upgrade the operating system, it strips out the old functionality of the computer and installs an entirely new way of operating. It looks the same on the outside and can do the same things it always did, but it now does all of it differently. It looks at information differently, processes it differently, and arrives at its answers differently. On the outside, everything is the same, but on the inside, everything has changed.
Friends, when we give our lives to Christ, it is like the ultimate operating system change for our souls. We look the same on the outside, but everything on the inside is different. We now have a different operating system for life. We now operate in love, not in hate. We operate for others, not just in self-interest. We operate to fulfill the work of God, not our own ambitions. We are completely changed on this inside, which makes everything look different from the outside. So take some time today to connect with God and get your new operating system.