I took this photo on a beautiful early morning on Kanipali Beach in Maui. When we travel, I love to get up early when everything is quiet and the day is cool and fresh. Every day we are given is such a blessing. I spotted this man at the ocean’s edge in deep thought as he watched the waves come in. I wondered what he might be thinking, or praying. What a perfect place to seek the Lord one might say, I thought it. However any place is the perfect place to seek the Lord. He wants to hear from us on our bed, cleaning the house, doing our daily walks even when we are at our desk at work. I do admit Maui is kinda perfect! He wants to do good for us. Sometimes we have to wait, and be patient, but He is faithful. Seek Him and wait and see what happens! As you do this your relationship with the Lord will grow, and grow. What can be better than that?
Yesterday we looked at being born again from a butterflies perspective. Today we will look at being born again from the perspective of being born as man. It is so important to understand the full meaning of this statement in John. Marvel not that I said unto thee, you must be born again. John 3:7 This statement has been scoffed at by many who made fun of those Born Agains. Clearly they have no understanding of what this means. When a lot of the demeaning talk of Born Agains began is when Jimmy Carter while running for President said he was a Born Again Christian. It brought this term from the Bible to light. Jimmy might not go down as a great president, but he was not ashamed to say that He was Born Again. This is what it means, and how we become Born Again;
I say unto thee, except a man be Born of water and the spirit, He cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5 Being born of water is when we are born from our mothers womb. We are encased in water in the womb, the water breaks and we are born. That is the first birth. We grow as a man and the time comes when we must be born of the spirit. It’s different for everyone but we all must be born of the spirit to be able to enter the kingdom of God. Entering the Kingdom of God is life changing. We do become a new creature, like the butterfly. We might look the same but on the inside we are brand new. Old things are passed away and we are new creations. We began a new journey, one that is walking with the Lord. We have given our life to Him, and will live eternally with Him. When we do come to the Lord and give our life to Him he forgives us of our sins those are all the old things. We are now born of the Spirit. We start out on our journey with the Lord brand new. Don’t miss it, being Born Again is very real, and important in every life. Lets all become butterflies and be set free from our old life.