John 3:3, Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
🔴 IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Time to celebrate! I love love, love celebrating birthdays. It is a special day and a good time to reflect and be thankful for another year that God has blessed you to see!
Next month, I will write a little more about birthdays, so get ready to brace and prepare yourself. In case you are wondering why, well, I’ll be glad to tell you! I start my birthday celebration on the first of November and keep going straight through until the end of the year! Please don’t knock it until you try it!
Just as significant as the day you were born is the rebirth through God’s transformative blood on the cross. Accepting Christ into your heart is the rebirth. That is the birthday that takes you out of this world and to eternity. It is better than any gift you will ever receive because it has been signed and sealed by God upon your acceptance of His Son, Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:23, “For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.”
Jesus is inviting all who want to celebrate with Him in Heaven! Make sure you have accepted His invitation so that you, too, can be signed, sealed, and delivered in His kingdom.
Matthew 11:28-30, Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Just as our Father in heaven gives us the gift of eternal life He helps us spiritually mature. Below are a few questions to ask yourself. Pray, reflect, and seek God’s guidance to keep pressing forward.
- Think about one way that you have grown over the past year. How did you accomplish growth?
- Do you think spiritual growth is difficult? Why or why not?
- What is your life philosophy? What can you do to ensure that you are living it every day?
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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