All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, (1 Peter 1:3 NLT)
The term “born again” refers to spiritual birth (regeneration)—the Holy Spirit’s act of bringing believers into God’s family. Jesus used this concept of new birth when he explained salvation to Nicodemus (see John 3). This term is a wonderful metaphor of new life from God. You cannot be a Christian without a fresh beginning based on the salvation Christ brings. To be born again is a magnificent gift from God.
Do you need encouragement? Peter’s words offer joy and hope in times of trouble, and he bases his confidence on what God has done for us in Christ Jesus. We live with the wonderful expectation of eternal life (1:3). Our hope is not only for the future; eternal life begins when we trust Christ and join God’s family. God will help us remain true to our faith through whatever difficult times we must face. The “last day” is the judgment day of Christ described in Romans 14:10 and Revelation 20:11-15. No matter what trials or persecution you may face, your soul cannot be harmed if you have accepted Christ’s gift of salvation. You will receive the promised rewards.
You see everything start somewhere. We were born sinners and need to take that step and accept Jesus as our saviour.
Every endeavour in life starts with a step. So we have to take that step to be born again. A second chance, wow how lucky we are. No matter what we do, God will give us a second chance. All we have to do is believe.
This second chance comes with many promises. The greatest of them all is eternal life. Then the riches of heaven.
Do you really need encouragement to accept these wonderful gifts?
“Lord I thank you for every blessing. Thank you for Your Son Jesus. I am expectant of Your blessing. In Jesus name. Amen”