April 6, 2017

Be born new

Again, when it comes to motivation to do something, or be better at something, or just plain motivation to live for others, we will hear the world say, "Be positive," "Stay positive," "Be the best that you can be," "You are wonderful, now go out and prove it," and on and on it goes.


And Jesus says that you must be born new.

He gives a new heart to the repentant.

They are never the same again.

They do not live by cute sayings, and motivational slogans, because they have been made new.

Upon repentance, the soul is changed, not by motivational sayings, or rah-rah speeches.

One must not pull one's self up by the boot-straps once the newness is given.

One is then compelled to love.

II Corinthians 5:14 tells us that this is so.

To be compelled is to have no power to not love.

The love of God in a new-born soul loves others.

The repentant is crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20).

They no longer live, but they do, and it is solely by the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.

Is this your lifestyle, or must you get your mojo on? Or get the praise music loud? Or what?

Whatever it is, if it is not the power that raised Jesus from the dead, then it ends.

When the music ends, your love stops, and when the mojo falters, so will your love, and that is not love at all, for love, true love from God, does not end (I Corinthians 13:8).

In the repentant, love is the theme by which they breathe.

How about you?

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