Needed a new birth

'You must be born again.' John 3:7 NLT

The Bible says that 130 years after Adam first sinned, he had a son who was 'just like him' (Genesis 5:3 NIV). As Adam's descendants, we have all been born with a human nature that sins without even trying. Sometimes people say, 'He's just like his dad,' or we say, 'My dad had a nasty temper, now I've got his temper!' 'My dad couldn't stay with my Mum; I bet I end up divorced too.' 'My dad was an alcoholic, now look how much I drink!' 'My dad didn't show love to me, now I don't know how to show love to others.' History can repeat itself over and over through our sinning nature.

But, this is the good news: when you give your life to Jesus he breaks old and negative cycles! When you're 'born of the Spirit' you get a new heavenly Father and a new heavenly nature (see John 3:3-6). You don't have to give in to basic human cravings anymore and you can choose to create positive cycles, with Jesus' help. Instead you can walk like your heavenly Father and become more like him every day.

'Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun' (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)! How awesome is that! Believe it and break free from your past.

So what now? Wanting to break some old and negative cycles in your life? Because you chose Jesus you are able to do so. Look to Jesus for new birth in every area of your life.

Soulfood: Rom 12-14, John 9:13-23, Ps 8, Prov 30:5-6

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