John 3: 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]
I had binge watched The Chosen on Valentines day while doing my nails for the first time in two years. I actually took time to myself.
I love the show because it gives us a visual of what it was like in Jesus’ time. People were just like us, they were sinners and needed a savior.
This episode was based on John 3 for the most part. Jesus was telling Nicodemus that he needed to receive the Spirit, to be born again to enter Heaven.
I love the verse above because it is what God used when I asked what happened to me.
I was raised Catholic and made all my sacraments. My family then changed to Lutheran and went to church on and off. When my daughter was 4 years old I was drawn back to the church building and even though it was uncomfortable I kept going and got my daughter baptized.
I lived a sin filled life of my choosing from about 15 years old until I was 33. I had been through many abusive things in my life and was looking for a man to fix it, to fix me. I used my body to try and draw a man to me, to fall in love with me.
When I was 33 I finally realized that there was no man on this earth who would fall in love with me and fix me. This is when I called out to God. He came quickly and changed me completely. I remember there was such a huge change in me that even I didn’t know what was happening, so I said out loud “what is happening to me” and I kept thinking “born again”.
I automatically knew to grab my bible and googled born again. I was brought to John 3 and realized that this is what happened to me. I was born again. I received the Spirit the moment I called out for his help and I was being changed into a new person. I was hearing from God and my life has never been the same.
I love reminiscing about how it was in the beginning of our relationship, how trusting I was of him and how much his love consumed me. I love that this series has stirred that up in me again. I want to remember and I want to experience new things with God based on my trust for him.
If you don’t have a relationship where you hear from God, where you worship at his feet everyday then just ask him to save you, let him know that you want him in a deeper way than you have ever experienced before.
God is not someone you will meet one day when you die, you have to meet him now, today.