12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:12-13 NASB
You have to be reborn. Nicodemus had a hard time understanding this in John 3. But Jesus made it plain that you need to be born again of the Spirit.
Notice that Jesus doesn’t force Himself. As many received…it’s your choice. But if you do, you get the RIGHT to be a child of God.
Everyone in their heart has the desire to be a child of God. It is hardwired inside of you. But because God doesn’t force Himself, you have the choice to live for Him or not.
Many fill that desire with worldly junk. It is so temporary. The things of God are forever. The Spirit is forever. Are you born again of the Spirit?
This is actually not something to take lightly. We should take our salvation very seriously…cause God does.
Why would He allow someone into eternity who has not taken the work/sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, seriously enough to turn from worldly ways? The alternative is scary.
When you have settled eternity in your heart, realize that there are many around you who need to hear too! They’re many people out there who need to be reborn. The harvest is ripe…
Lord, thank You for the free gift of salvation through You Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to live boldly for You and shine the light of Your live to those I come into contact with. Let them know You like I have come to know You, as Savior and Lord.