I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children are blessed. – Psalm 37:25-26
Which church did you plan to go to, which one did you end up with, and why do you want/need to hear the word of God in that particular church?
These are some of the questions that we knowingly or unknowingly ask ourselves when choosing a place of worship. However, why do people go to church? Here are some reasons;
- Some go to church to seek God’s face and favour.
- Some go for directions when things are not going on well.
- Some go to church to fellowship with other christians.
- Some go to streamline their ambitions especially when confused.
We have so many plans in life that we at times get confused on the way. However, it is these plans that motivate us to get up everyday and get going. No matter the industry we find ourselves even caring for our children.
Born again means change
It is extremely important to realise that there are things that can hinder or delay our plans. In John 3:1-3 we read about the learned Nicodemus whom Jesus told that “except a man is born again…..”. This means except we who are his followers can be under;
- Positive influence.
Meaning also that except we who want to progress can change our ways….. Lets us note that all of these plans we have of ourselves are towards our personal growth, uplifting, profitability, etc. Jesus liked these to the parables of the scattering of seeds and the mustard seed in Mark 4:26-29 and 30-32. When a farmer scatters his seeds in the field, he expects growth, multiplication na profitability likewise when we have a very small idea, it can be nurtured to greatness and dominance like the mustard tree is. Jesus implied that the kingdom of God is like growth and profitability in our endeavour.
Except a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God, In a nutshell means except you and I who are looking for progress in life can be disciplined, obey necessary instructions, be positive influenced or change for the better, then TRUTHFULLY we cannot enjoy profitability, peace of mind and growth in our lives.