Signs Of Being Born Again


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Some Signs A Person Has Been Born Again Supernaturally By The Spirit

Below are some of the indicators a person has been born again from above supernaturally by the Holy Spirit. Can you identify with them?

 A hunger and thirst for more of God in my life

A desire to read God's Word  - The Bible  - every day for spiritual food

A new sense of wonder at the enormity and beauty of God's creation

A realisation of God's amazing grace and love for sinners like me

Knowing my sins are forgiven because of Jesus' death on the Cross

A desire to speak to God as my heavenly Father & hear what he says

Experiencing God answering prayers

The Bible has come alive & I experience God speaking to me through it

Amazement that Jesus loved me so much he was willing to die for me

Experiencing an infilling of the enabling grace & power of the Holy Spirit

Awareness of changed desires and attitudes towards things and people

A newfound love for others especially the suffering & marginalised

A desire to be "as holy as a saved sinner can be"  
     [A prayer of Robert Murray McCheyne, minister in Dundee in the 19th century]
A heart full of praise and worship for God's loving-kindness and mercy

An assurance of eternal life with Jesus in heaven when I die

A deep sense of peace and the Father's love

A desire to share God's love and the Good News about Jesus with others

Questions

Q How do you know that you have been 'born again'?

Q Do you know your sins are forgiven and that if you died tonight, you would be alive with Jesus in heaven?

Q What difference has being born from above by the Holy Spirit made in your everyday life?

Q Have friends or family noticed a change and made any comments?


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