By Gillian Henriques- Founder
Sisters in Christ Worldwide
I feel as though the term “born again” has gotten a bad reputation. I’ve seen “born again” Christians do all the same sins as other people and then say to their friends that they can’t be around them anymore because they’re “born again”. Then they start a new life and hide from their past.
I’ve recently considered myself a “born again” simply because Christ spoke to my heart and I understood what it meant to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I actually had a hard time admitting it to myself and saying it to other people because I didn’t want to sound pious. I always believed in God and Jesus. I just didn‘t know His teachings. I never picked up the bible and read it for myself, until recently. I knew good from bad and tried to do nice things and be nice to everyone all the time, I’d please people and keep the peace. But I was doing it blindly. I was still sinning…in every possible way. Being a nice person isn’t good enough. You have to do it in the name of Jesus Christ otherwise it’s in vain.
I thought I was doing nice things but I became consumed with other people’s problems, making them my own, trying to control the outcome. Meanwhile, being consumed made me sin in other ways, not even knowing they were sins, because I hadn’t read it for myself or witnessed it from another Christian. I needed to let go and let God. God is in control, always and forever. That will never change. But we can change how people perceive “born again” Christians by using our testimonies.
Being a “born again” Christian doesn’t mean you dump everyone from your old life. Yes, the people and friends you spend time with will change but use your testimony to show people how Christ has worked in your life. Don’t hide from your past! It has lead you to this very moment with Christ. Share it. That’s what was meant to be. You are more than your past, you’re a child of Christ. Jesus said in Luke 19:10: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” There are millions of lost souls waiting to hear testimonies and the Gospel. It’s a sin in and of itself to not share our stories. Go…seek and save lost souls and tell them how you became “Born Again”.
And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone. ~Ronald Reagan
A young doctor had just opened office and felt really excited. His secretary told him a man was here to see him. The young doctor told her to send him in. Pretending to be a busy doctor, he picked up the phone just as the man came in. “Yes, that’s right. The fee is $200. Yes, I’ll expect you ten past two. Alright. No later. I’m a very busy man. He hung up and turned to the man waiting. “May I help you?”
“No,” said the man, “I just came in to install the phone.”
Thank you for another day. Please fill me with your wisdom. Help me help others come to you with gentleness and kindness in my voice. Let the Holy Spirit speak through me so I can save souls in your Grace. ~Amen