The most misunderstood phrase people hear is: Born Again
Some may think it is
a crazy Christian wrapped too tight in Jesus.
They are going to try to convert me
Or even still,
Someone who is feeling guilty about the things they have done.
Well I’m going to tell you all of the above is true!
When Jesus comes into your life , you are no longer your former self you are a new creation in Christ Jesus.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
Something amazing happens:
You begin to desire to know more about Jesus and what He did for you, you begin to read your Bible and at first it makes no sense, but as the Holy Spirit is working in you- the words begin to take shape and now you are seeing the world in a new way. You pray more -something great has opened your mind and grabbed hold of your heart. You don’t want to do the things you used to do or say the things you used to say, Christ is now in command of your soul and shaping you to be more like Him.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t trip up a lot! You will- but you now know through repenting and not following that former life you can live freely without worrying about the consequences of the world, now you know God is the one who you answer to, it is He who is your judge.
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
The world will never understand you so be ready for a lot of push back from skeptics, you won’t be the life of the party as you once were, but fully aware of your standing in the promises of God no matter what people say about you.
When you share your testimony of how God has changed your life there will be people that aren’t going to like it. They may avoid you, try to change the subject or just plain think you are a crazy Christian.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Sharing Christ is part of our walk of faith, if you had not shared what Jesus has done for all on that cross, then how will that person know there is a way of escape from eternal death. Asking Jesus into your life was the best decision you could have ever made.
Everything that you once have done and felt guilt for has been forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ. The weight of sin in heavy, but when you come to Christ He is the way to forgiveness of sins. So it is true when you ask for forgiveness of sins and asking Him into your life, then it it done! No going back and reliving what you did- He has forgiven that through His shed blood on the cross we are forgiven!
Now if you are not Born Again into a new creation, new life in Christ, then brothers and sisters it’s not too late to have the most incredible freeing experience that you could ever know. But that doesn’t mean you are free of septics, persecutors or some that believe in Christ yet follow their own way and think you are over the top with your “religion”.
By the way-It isn’t religion it’s Christianity, following Christ- people made religion and follow and create their own agendas, protocol doctrines and rules, not just churches but any man made religion, false teachings or worship of things or idols.
Jesus came to save us, not to create religion.
Remember the one who saves.
To conclude, no matter what others think of you, stand tall, remember who you are in Christ and share your walk with others and show them that you have the love of Christ in you!
The Christian Writer