I received Jesus as my Savior January 15, 1978… . It is – without question – “my favorite birthday”! How come?….
Cause I was born again…into a family…. I became a son/a daughter of the Living God. (Scripture tells me that the instant I received Jesus – a miracle happened in me….. I was “born of the spirit” – by the Spirit of Almighty God (John 3:1-8)…. Who transferred me out of the kingdom of darkness over into the kingdom of His own dear Son (Colossians 1:12-14)… Who redeemed us with the price of His own blood….
I was born again into a family — And in this family I have a standing – with our Father God….. the standing that Jesus bought for me…. (A standing that belongs not just to me – but to everyone who has believed and the sacrifice of Jesus received.)….. A standing that belongs to every son and daughter! I am “a child of God.” .. That is why January 15 is not only my favorite birthday, but a very very special day of the year to me -in every sense of the word…
I am a child of God – and in that place as His child, He positioned me to receive – ALL His benefits and blessings – (Psalm 103:2-4)…..That is the standing that Jesus bought for me… But it requires that we love Him and learn to “walk in the truth” (III John 1:2-4)….. A journey that is both very exciting – and very challenging!… .
But now … Seeing His heart – I CAN believe!.. all the love and the other good things Jesus bought for me…. And in every dark hour – the sweetness of His voice quiets all the noise of doubts and fear… and when I hear Him say “Peace be still” it calms my storm as my heart it does fill…. For His peace (John 14:27) is part of my heritage – in the standing with My Father – that Jesus bought for me.