Houlton United Methodist Church

Old You, New You

When I was born again in East Timor, I was over the rainbow. I literally went out and did leap like a calf released from the stall. Whether I had a meal, read a book, took a nap, whatever I did, everything became meaningful for me. I did give thanks to God who gave me new life in Jesus Christ. But before long, I felt such agony. I was hoping that I would be unresponsive to sin and temptation any longer just like a corpse. But I realized that my fallen nature was still so alive and active within me. I felt torn apart between Scripture and my own experience.