Monday, May 21, 2012

New Life

Last night at church I got to hold a new baby...only 5 pounds!  He was precious, so sweet!  I just stared at him in amazement.  The next day I got to see a baby chick hatch out of an egg.  Another new life...so little and tiny and cute.  I told my husband that there was just something amazing about NEW life.  I got to thinking about when people meet Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior He gives them NEW life.  They are sometimes fragile and weak, like a newborn, when they begin their journey with Christ.  New believers need the milk of the Word and the kindness and tender love of God to strengthen them.  I notice in some churches they sometimes treat new believers like they are already strong soldiers in God's army and they shove hard truths and the meat of God's Word at them before they are able to digest it.  This turns them away.  A new life is fragile and we must handle them with care.  A newborn baby cannot care for itself but it relies on it's mother.  We must help nurture and disciple new believers to help make them strong soldiers for the Lord.  Have discernment.  Don't treat everyone the same but ask the Lord for wisdom in dealing with people.  When someone just gets saved they have a lot of questions and need to be taught how to live, etc.  The world is a new place to them because they now have the Holy Spirit in them.  Yet, they still have the flesh to battle with as well.  The Bible says, 
2 Cor. 5:17 (KJV)  
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

All things are NEW to them!  What an exciting time!  A new birth into the Kingdom of God!  Let us always stand in amazement when Jesus saves another lost sinner and gives them new eternal life.  

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