Today I want to share again from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost For His Highest".
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." —John 3:3
Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes?
Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know where it begins— it is hidden away in the depths of our soul. Being born again from above is an enduring, perpetual, and eternal beginning. It provides a freshness all the time in thinking, talking, and living— a continual surprise of the life of God. Staleness is an indication that something in our lives is out of step with God. We say to ourselves, “I have to do this thing or it will never get done.” That is the first sign of staleness. Do we feel fresh this very moment or are we stale, frantically searching our minds for something to do? Freshness is not the result of obedience; it comes from the Holy Spirit. Obedience keeps us “in the light as He is in the light…” (1 John 1:7).
Jealously guard your relationship with God. Jesus prayed “that they may be one just as We are one” — with nothing in between (John 17:22). Keep your whole life continually open to Jesus Christ. Don’t pretend to be open with Him. Are you drawing your life from any source other than God Himself? If you are depending on something else as your source of freshness and strength, you will not realize when His power is gone.
Being born of the Spirit means much more than we usually think. It gives us new vision and keeps us absolutely fresh for everything through the never-ending supply of the life of God.Once we are 'born again' by having received JESUS as Lord and Saviour, then we have entered into an unbreakable bond with HIM! When we receive and walk in all the benefits, Wisdom, blessing and prosperity that 'goes with the territory' of a born again believer, then we MUST maintain our daily fellowship with Him! This fellowship is the catalyst for the release of Wisdom, knowledge and understanding into our lives. Along with meditating on the Word of God, this intimate fellowship with Holy Spirit is essential for seeing, hearing, knowing and believing clearly! Remember, NOTHING can stop our relationship with the Most High God, but the enemy will try relentlessly to stop or interfere with our fellowship with Him! REFUSE! Your most important decisions should be made in His presence! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with something else that is RELENTLESS! His LOVE! "Your Love Is Relentless":
Shalom in Him!