I Am Born Again
By Pat Thacker
Praise God I am, and I want to leave a “huge dent” in this world when I leave here! I want everybody to know that I dearly loved Jesus and that he meant everything to me.
I can remember when I first got saved, it was so exciting and I wanted others to know. I wrote letters to all of my friends and family members about Jesus. I just knew they would be excited and want him in their lives too, but no it didn’t happen that way. Yes that was then,but what now? I am born again and I still want to let as many people as I can know, not because of me, but because of the love God has for them.
Jesus Christ came to show us what God is like, God is love, and his love is good. Being born again does not mean we never sin, it means when we do sin, we have someone to run to, for forgiveness. Jesus does forgive us and he does not keep reminding us of our sins, religion does that. In a relationship with Jesus is like being in a family, we learn from him what he wants, and he helps us to do it. Jesus is so patient and kind, he’s long-suffering with us because he knows the flesh, and he knows we were born in sin. Jesus takes his time making us over and I’m so glad he does, because if not I would have been tossed aside.
Being born again is the best thing that ever happened to me, and as I’ve grown in the Lord our relationship is closer and closer. Learning to know his voice is very important,in fact that’s how we learn to know his voice from his word. In this relationship with Jesus it’s important to know that trials and tribulations will come. Yes because satan is angry with God and he cannot do anything with God so he brings his attacks against us, Jesus has given us warning after warning to stay alert. We must be alert against these attacks because satan is cunning and he will have you believing God is against you.
Once we come into a relationship with Jesus Christ God is for us, and that’s more than the whole world coming againstif we don’t know that you’ll give up and turn back to the world. In this world there will be many things and many people coming against us,even our own family members will turn against us,but we must pray and hold on. Jesus Christ gives us strength through the precious Holy Spirit,and he helps us by reminding us of God’s word. It is a wonderful thing being in a relationship with Jesus and if you’re not, please consider giving your life to Jesus because he truly loves you.
(2 Corinthians 5:17 What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!) And in this newness it takes time to grow up so don’t beat yourself up, wait on the Lord Jesus, he will do the makeover.
Love in Christ, Pat