What Does It Really Take to Change Your Life?
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God"—John 3:3.
I once had someone ask me what I thought about human depravity. So I told him about a time when I was walking through the halls of our church one Sunday and wandered into the nursery area. I peeked into a class and saw a little boy sitting in a corner surrounded by toys. He had every toy in the classroom… except for one.
So he walked up to a little girl who had the last toy, bopped her on the head, and took the toy away. No one taught him to do that. He didn’t have to be told to do that. He just did what felt right—what his flesh told him to do.
Here’s my point: Without Christ in our lives, we’ll always follow our own way, which is really self-centered in the end. No one is ever born a Christian. Each of us is born sinful and must be born again for a regenerating work to take place inside of us.
Perhaps you’ve been blessed with a wonderful Christian family. Or maybe you’ve never even met a Christian. Either way, you have to be born again by trusting Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sin and receiving Him into your life. Affirm that commitment today!