Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Catching the Wind

No one can see the Kingdom of God
unless he is born again. (John 3:2)

We often take that sentence to =

"we can't get to heaven unless we're born again".

But is eternal life the only point Jesus is making here?

Nicodemus, a religious leader, has come to see night.

Nicodemus, a religious leader, is not understanding what Jesus is talking about.

Nicodemus, a religious leader, does not comprehend God's Kingdom.

A little later in this chapter we hear John the Baptist tell us we can:

...only receive what is given...from heaven. (John 3:27)

We can only understand if God gives understanding.

We can only believe if God gives us faith.

We can only see where God is at work if God gives us eyes to see.

Nicodemus will only understand if he asks and God responds.

Jesus tells Nicodemus:

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sounds, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)

God's kingdom is the place where God reigns.

It can be in your heart.

It can be in your home.

It can be in your church.

It can be in your relationship.

It can be in your finances.

Getting in on God's Kingdom can be a little like "catching the wind" or predicting where it is going blow next.

NO WONDER prayer, scripture, fasting, and other tools are so important.

How else will we be able to co-operate with God?

May the Spirit give you a passion for seeking His Spirit out today.

Grace & peace

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