It was great to hear this message as Born-Again spirit is so important to us. Indeed, Jesus Christ is ‘Above All’, nothing can compare and only Him alone can touch my heart, can heal and savee from all sufferings/sins. Only a born again spirit can enjoy His love, His presence, His blessing and power in us.
But many times I lose the pure heart of Born-Again Spirit. The world temptation, the accusation, etc… sometime it is so great that cover all the voice of God. This message rekindled the love of God in me. I realized the born again spirit is called me to restore the love and righteous of God. In the past, I will still ask, does God really forgive all my sins? Does God really going to use me? Is it I’m not good enough to be God’s child? Is it God didn’t love me so much? All these thoughts are completely wrong. These thoughts are actually separating me from God and bringing me nearer to sin.
When I just about to do something that is not in God’s will, I feel the struggle and accusation in me. The struggle is good, because I’m fighting with my flesh and my spirit as also reminds me that I should die. Die in Him, no one can solve my problems accept Christ. No one can beat Satan, except Christ. When I thought about the love of God, the forgiveness of God and the gospel that God has prepared just for ME! I found my spirit has overturned my flesh in me. The realization of born again spirit brought me back to God, away from sin/problems and during that time I just want ‘My Lord’, nothing else. But this spiritual battles needs continue to fight so that the word of God will continue to impress in my spirit.
Ok, I feel most of my blog are quite serious because I’m keep talking about the Sunday message. Maybe we should relax a bit and let me shared with you one small little incident that happened 2 days ago. I went to ssg on wed and Meifeng’s mother gave a lantern so when I got home, I showed it to Wengang and said maybe we can light it up outside since it is lantern festival. Well, because I’m too tired so ended up we stayed at home but we still light up the lantern and place it at my living room table. Both of us just lie on the sofa with the lights off and enjoyed the atmosphere of the little light from the lantern, suddenly we both fall asleep. Then after a while, I think I smell something burning then I realized my lantern had caught fire. Ended up my table got a hole and ashes on my carpet.
Well, after that, I reflect myself and the whole incident again. What does God telling me? Should I blame myself that I was too lazy to go out? Or should I blame Wengang for this? In Ro 8:28, it said: ‘All things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.’ Yea, I thank God for everything. What I see is not the burned lantern; the big hole on my table or the ashes on my carpet, what I see is God’s love, God’s presence and His protection. It is His love for me and Wengang that we can enjoy the nice atmosphere. It is His presence that makes our heart filled with peace and joy. And it is His protection that nothing happen to our SOFA.. hahaha.
Yes, this is how a Born-Again spirit can hear our Lord softly gentle voice in everywhere we are. A song named ‘真光‘. The true light which is Jesus Christ came into our spirit that we are alive in Him. Enjoy. 🙂
Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
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