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Born of the Spirit in the every day.

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Nicodemus, a Pharisee, came to Jesus in the night claiming to believe that Jesus was indeed from God. To this, Jesus replied that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3:3). This new birth is not a going back into our mother's wombs, but a being born of the Spirit. In my time with God yesterday I reflected on this passage and the words were flowing, so I figured I would share them!

"Born of the Spirit"
Life now depends, exists upon, and flows from the Spirit. Everything is rooted in this origin of being, the fact that we have been given a new life in God. When a person is first born, there is an undeniable neediness, a dependence on other than self. So it is with being born of the Spirit. We are to stay in a perpetual awareness of our beginning, our cause. Though we gain confidence and learn to "walk on our own," we are to remain sensitive to our status as followers and dependents of God- his children, desperate for his touch and gui…