posted Apr 21, 2013, 2:46 PM by Dale Barnes

“Yet to all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”(Jn.1:12-13 NIV)  

Can you imagine this!  What a tremendous statement and truth.  As we put our trust in Christ, as Lord, knowing he is alive from the dead; we are born of God.  Actually, we are children of God with his very life within us. The gift of God; like “a well within that brings up to eternal life.” (Jn.4:14)  “Out of our inner being to flow rivers of living water” (Jn. 7:38)  Because of his great love, we are not only forgiven our sins, but given the very life of God himself.  Praise his name!

What then is the challenge to us? What are we called to do?  We are called to the diligence of faith; to live a life trusting God.  We are told to fight the good fight of faith.(1Tim.6:12)  There are all kinds of things that war against a life of true faith in Christ: the call of the world about us to live for its temporary pleasures, the constant worry of challenging problems, then there are modern ideas that want to “update” the gospel; make changes that emphasis man’s ability rather than God’s power.

Let’s us stay with the gospel message of Christ. “The just shall live by faith.”  It is still the only worthy truth.  As we live trusting in the one who loved us, gave himself for us, put a new life within; he will fulfil his plans through us.  That new life given us will flow from us to reveal God’s love, blessings and challenges to others; a testimony for God.