2 Cor 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

LIGHT from the WORD.

When a child is born into the world, that child begins to GROW!
That's physical growth!
And, most of the change is AUTOMATIC!
But the child has SOME control over how MUCH he/she grows.

Jesus said that, in order for a person to enter the Kingdom
of God, that person must be "born again."(See John 3:3)

The act of being born again is when we REPENT and
SURRENDER to Jesus as LORD of our lives.
Age does not matter: a person can be 7 or 90 when
this happens.

When the born again experience really happens, a person
is made a "new creature" in Christ!

Now, let's back up a minute.
Man is naturally born to a physical state of being.
But he is born AGAIN to a spiritual state of being which is
more important than the physical state of being.

Once a person is born again through surrender to Jesus,
he/she will begin to GROW!!
PART of that change is AUTOMATIC! (See Phil. 2:13)

But the born again child has SOME control over HOW MUCH
he/she grows!

God INPUTS Himself into a saved sinner! (See Eph. 1:13)
But WE must input SELF into Christ!
The way we do that is by learning more of Him, and
incorporating His truths into our lives.

Are YOU growing?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce