I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! 9-22-2013

posted Oct 22, 2013, 3:16 PM by Dale Barnes

There a little chorus that has been around for a number of years.  Though short, it expresses a wonderful truth of true Christianity. It’s words:


      I’ll never be the same again, Oh no!  I’ll never be the same again, Oh no!

      Since I met the Lord. I am not the same, and  I’ll never be the same again!



This is a basic, simple truth that is declared clearly in the Bible, but is demonstrated over and over in the lives of people who have an encounter with Christ.  You see, what God offers us through his Son, Jesus, is a true relationship. It is a reality of life with God. I can bear witness of this along with many others.


This is, many times, clouded or even hidden, through an over emphasis of rules, rituals and organization.  The Bible tells us that when we hear the good news (gospel) and humbly come and put our trust in Christ, we enter a relationship with God.  We experience a spiritual “new birth.” It is a new life within that comes from God.  Jesus describes it as “a well within that springs up to eternal life.” (Jn.4:14)  

  

Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this is all possible. God forgives our pride and many sins, then give us this free gift of a new life with Christ. He will be our help and guide to fulfil his plan for our lives. It is a plan that has eternal value.


I want to challenge you to take a fresh look at the good news of Christ. Examine it closely. Open your heart and life to him. He is alive and ready to touch you, give a new life and lead you into a worthwhile lifestyle that will be a blessing to others and pleasure to God.   

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