Jesus said, “…Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to—to God’s kingdom.” “How can anyone,” said Nicodemus, “be born who has already been born and grown up? You can’t re-enter your mother’s womb and be born again. What are you saying with this ‘born-from-above’ talk?” Jesus said, “You’re not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom. When you look at a baby, it’s just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can’t see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.

“So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.” (John 3:3)

It’s a prerequisite that we can’t avoid to keep. X


Friday – 25/11/16

I’m feeling terrible-I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember? 

… My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word. 

Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. I choose the true road to Somewhere, I post your road signs at every curve and corner. 

I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; GOD, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how. (Psalm‬ ‭119:25)

Now THAT’S a prayer GOD will answer! 

Whoever calls out for help to me, God, will be saved. (Acts‬ ‭2:21‬)

Amen! X

Friday – 27/11/15

Jesus said, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities, claiming, ‘I am Christ, the Messiah.’ They will deceive a lot of people. When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history; this is no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places. This is nothing compared to what is coming.

“They are going to throw you to the wolves and kill you, everyone hating you because you carry my name. And then, going from bad to worse, it will be dog-eat-dog, everyone at each other’s throat, everyone hating each other.

“In the confusion, lying preachers will come forward and deceive a lot of people. For many others, the overwhelming spread of evil will do them in—nothing left of their love but a mound of ashes.

“Staying with it—that’s what God requires. Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry, and you’ll be saved. All during this time, the good news—the Message of the kingdom—will be preached all over the world, a witness staked out in every country. And then the end will come.” ‭‭(Matt 24:4)

Don’t be discouraged Child of God, Jesus warned us that this isn’t the end! It’s our time to show His Saving Love and Light to a hurting, very confused and lost people. X

Tuesday – 26/5/15

THE Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. (‭Psalm‬ ‭23‬:‭1). You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭25). 
No matter what… Papà GOD sent His Son to find and restore all of us. From a (very) grateful heart, thank you Lord. X

Tuesday – 12/8/14

“This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel (and you): ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies….!”

I read today that the cross is the only ladder capable of reaching up to Heaven.

Papà we’ve tried our own ways and have failed. Lord we want You – send Your Spirit. X

Friday – 25/7/14

There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell. Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak. (Pro 14:12).

So… which way? And Jesus says: “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me….” (John 14:6). X

Thursday – 6/2/14

…sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end. (Rom 5:20).

I read this and my heart echoes Paul’s conversion statement:

“Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus!”

Be blessed and a Blessing today. X