Inner change is necessary if we hope to address our deepest needs.
But we can’t produce this inner change in ourselves or in others. According to Scripture, we need a divine recreation or a new creation by the renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) — for the restoring of the image of God in us.
We need the God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” to “make his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6).
We need to be reconciled to God to become a “new creation” in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). And it follows that, “all…
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