Pure Gospel Magazine 2018 March 2018 - Page 10

IHello Spring!!!. If you’re like us we always look forward to this time of year. Spring officially begins in March even though we may experience some cold or possible wintery days during the month. March is typically the month when we’re teased with warm days, the blooming of the early spring flowers, the grass beginning to turn green, the leave begin to bud on the trees. All the things that let us know a rebirth is on the way and the joy of those continuous warm days is just around the corner. We breathe deeper soaking in all the aromas that come with the warmer weather.

John 3:3 - Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

As you see the blossoming of your surroundings, are you thinking about your own personal rebirth? Reflect on the distractions that may have gotten in the way of your relationship with God. How are you spending you time? Are you devoting more time and energy to working, watching TV, shopping, playing sports, socializing with friends, pursuing a hobby, than the quality time you’re spending with God? Are you blossoming and growing in your faith and your relationship with God? This is a wonderful time to invite God to breathe newness and freshness into your soul.

1 Corinthians 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

We can spend our time distracted by all the things that we set as priorities. However, those things may not be what God wants us to focus on. How many of us know that God’s plan is always the right plan for our lives? We may say we believe that, so why is it, we doubt by thinking we’re not good enough or we don’t have the means? When we react in that manner, we are saying to God that we don’t trust him or believe him. Do you know when God calls us he always makes a way? He always equips us and provides for us. This is the perfect time to ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and focus on the things that God wants you to focus on. Clear your mind and ask God to show you His dreams for your life.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

It’s so important that we make time each day for reflection and

prayer. To seek God to ensure we are aligning our work and

time with his plan for us. God’s desire is for us to be everything

that he created us to be.

Until next month!! Be Blessed!!

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By Rocky & Gail Smith