FORWARD STEPS (3)
Hosea 6:3 Let’s recognize him as the Lord. Let’s keep trying to really know Him.
Satan is a liar, deceiver, and twister. He has schemingly managed to get one of the vital terms Jesus used into such common usage, that can be viewed or interpreted in a cheaper manner than intended. Jesus said John 3:7 “You must all be born again.’ A good man was the end of that command, nothing less than total, complete life transformation was implied. ‘Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. The old is gone! The new has come!‘ 2 Corinthians 5:17 Inward, drastic, revolutionary, miraculous change. A new person coming to life, through faith in Jesus and personal acceptance of the truth.
The Holy Spirit of God that comes to occupy our being; implanting the Seed of new life. He seeks to co-ordinate elements that will provide Spiritual growth. He wants to wean us off worldly influences, want to transplant us to a better way of living. We are now children in the family of God.
As we grow we accept God’s standards, disciplines, and responsibilities. Now born into His privileged fellowship. We belong! When conflict arises, or temptation presents we can know the inner reinforcement of the power of the Holy Spirit. We can hone in on His presence, allow Him to tutor our mind, train our heart, and triumph over our emotions. Leading us forward and upward.
Thank You Lord for the Spirit of life. Who can with my consent remain within me, rehabilitate and reclaim me from my old way of living to serve You. Help me not to neglect or willful dismiss Him. Amen