12/4 Poem: Re-Conceive

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But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God

John 1:12-13 NLT

That which cannot be borne
Must be born again
Only those hearts that are torn
Can learn to beat without sin

This world makes us sick to our soul
Death is the only real cure
Minds that are stuck in a hole
Need a reboot to be pure

Lord, renew us from within
Help us your glory to see
Slay all our mis-conceived thoughts
So we can be reborn as free

God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son.
He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant.
In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all.
The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that. The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it.
And now what the law code asked for but we couldn’t deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us.

Romans 8:3-4 MSG

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