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DAY 5 – Exchange! (Put On The New)

Planetboom Team

21 May 2024


Let’s imagine that you’ve just come home from school or work and you’re about to go out somewhere with your friends, but first you want to get changed. Taking off the old clothes is one half of the task, but putting on new ones is the other. There’s no point stopping halfway because you won’t be ready to do what you’re about to do if you don’t put anything back on! In the same way, changing our lives is not just about stopping old habits or ways of thinking but also about deliberately doing new things that the Holy Spirit empowers us to do. He wants to lead us into victory, so He will show us how to walk in that victory!

The Bible talks about us “putting on” or “clothing ourselves” in the new things God has for us. We’ve taken off the old stuff and now it’s time to daily put on the new. For example, maybe you have really struggled with fear and anxiety and you know they don’t come from your Father God, so you’ve taken it off in Jesus’ Name. Now it’s time to clothe yourself in His perfect love instead. Put it on and decide, “This is the new me! This is how I live now. I know that I am loved by God and that changes the way I think!”

Whatever you need from God today — strength, courage, help, grace or protection — imagine yourself putting all of that on like new clothes that you’re going to wear all day! This is a simple but powerful picture of how our lives can change to live in the victory He has for us. As the Holy Spirit prompts you to change things in your life, ask Him to show you the new ways to think, do and live instead!


Ephesians 4:23-24
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Ephesians 6:10-18
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.