John 3:3-4 NIV 2011
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a seconds time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
Nicodemus was a Pharisee, part of the Jewish ruling council. His curiosity drove him to learn more from Jesus. Jesus used this opportunity to teach the teacher. Nicodemus’ personal interview was what Jesus used to shape his life. Jesus identified Himself as the Son of Man, the Son of God and the Light in verses 13-21. Nicodemus’ life was forever changed that day. He asked another question in John 7:50. And was with Joseph of Arimathea after Jesus’ crucifixion. John 19:39b, “Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes…” Being born of the Spirit is a work of God.
When we give our lives to Christ, we are born again. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Being born of the Spirit means much more than we generally take it to mean. It gives us a new vision and keeps us absolutely fresh for everything by the perennial supply of the life of God.” The first time I read those words was January 20, 1985 in “My Utmost for HIs Highest.” God brought that book into my life so I’d remember who I am as the Spirit is working in my life.
What daily keeps us from a deeper relationship with God?
Letting the Spirit work,