Confirmation that You Are a New Creation in Christ
You have acquired a deep inward conviction of having been adopted as a child - a conviction which prompts us to cry aloud, "Daddy! Papa! Our Father!" (Romans 8:15 WNT).
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:16 NKJV).
The kingdom of God is…righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).
Record in your journal today’s date as the day you became a Christian by being born again from above. Include any impressions or sensations you received in your heart and soul as you prayed these prayers. You may feel a joy, a lightness, a sense of peace, a lifting of guilt and the heaviness of sin. You may sense a freedom from anger, resentment and bitterness. Let this journal entry be a memorial stone of the most important day of your life.
What if I don't have this inner peace in my spirit that I am a child of God?
The problem: It is most likely because Jesus, your new Master, has asked you to do something to demonstrate He is your Commander and King and you are not willing to honor Him and obey.
“What good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life? … Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be complete, go and … (do what I am asking) and come, follow Me.’ But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving“
It is one thing to say, “Jesus, You are my Master and Lord,” but these must be more than mere words. You must obey His instructions as your demonstration that you truly MEAN it when you say, “Jesus is MY LORD!”
His voice in this situation is most often the voice of your conscience convicting you to do a certain thing. It can be confirmed by spiritual advisors (2 Cor. 13:1; Prov. 11:14).
The solution: Obey! Say, “Yes, Lord” and ask for Jesus to give you a new heart and a new spirit which desires to obey and is empowered to obey (Ezek. 36:26). He will do that! He LOVES to make you strong when you are weak (2 Cor. 12:10). All you have to do is to ask for HIS strength to flow within you and transform and empower you, and IT WILL (Phil. 4:13)! Try it!
With your spiritual eyes fixed on Jesus, pray this prayer aloud: Lord Jesus, I ask that You change the desires of my heart. Cut out my evil desires and give me Your passion for righteousness. Grant me Your strength to empower me. I say ‘yes’ to You and choose to move forward with You, by the power of Your Spirit. Thank You, Lord, for changing my heart and empowering me. I receive these gifts with joy and gladness. Thank You, Lord.
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