You Are a Spiritual Being
By John North
“Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” - John 3:6-8
When you were dead, He made you alive!
We were made by God as spiritual beings. Our spirit enables us to have a spiritual connection to God’s Spirit, through whom we experience the life of God flowing through us. But because of our sin and fallenness, that connection is broken. So we are left spiritually dead.
Still, at some point in your life, the Holy Spirit began stirring in your heart an awareness of God and His presence in the lives of some people around you. You came to desire a good relationship with Him.
But even that awareness and desire would not have been enough to bring you to God if Jesus had not “forgiven us all our transgressions.” All the ways that we have broken God’s laws stand against us, accusing us; they are “hostile to us”.
But Jesus “has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” It is a gift that we can never pay for, but can always show gratitude and love for. Take time to thank Him now.
Heavenly Father, we are all so much more than we believe. Help us to grow into true disciples for you, Amen.
Editor’s Note: The following is adapted from Time with God - December 11, 2017. To read the full article, follow this link.