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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 13, 2019

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WEDNESDAY, March 13

John 3:4-5 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.”

After church one Sunday, a fairly new member exclaimed to several of us, “I love this church! There are so many real born-again Christian people!”

I do not match the criteria for what many people mean by born-again.

“Oh,” I said, “I have to be born again, and again, and again…” Everyone laughed, and I hope it was because they know this is true.

Being born again is a lifelong journey. Being confronted personally by Jesus is not a one-and-done event.

Every day we get up and decide to put on Christ. Every day we choose whether we want to be made new.

And every time we say yes to the Holy Spirit, we are born again—as many times as it takes.

MOVING FORWARD: How are you being born again today?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Minnesota and Mississippi

Ps 119:49-72 * 49, [53] | Deuteronomy 9:13-21 | Hebrews 3:12-19 | John 2:23—3:15

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