If we are honest, all of us have issues and problems. In fact, we’ll continue in bad habits, bad manners, anger, depression, rebellion sexual immorality, and altogether ugly stuff unless we call upon and believe upon the finished work of Jesus Christ. He left us His Holy Spirit so we can be free from slavery to sin. Without God’s Holy Spirit sin overpowers us.
Without a Savior, we end up destroying ourselves! God wants to regenerate us, renew us and change our hearts and minds so that we will be in sync with his plans and purposes for our lives. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future, and a hope says Jeremiah 29:11. You see, God is not trying to cause us misery and pain.
God loves us so dearly! Once we understand the power of God’s love, we will desire change. In fact, we wish to draw nearer to God. God wants to change us from the inside out so we can be more like Him. Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV) states: “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” This is called being born again. Are you truly born again? Is God’s Holy Spirit dwelling inside you?