From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “It’s YOUR ReBirthday!”
Today is a special day for the Chandler family because it’s the day that my father
and my son are both celebrating their BIRTHDAYS. My dad always said that J.C. is his
‘prophetic grandchild’ because he predicted that his first grandson would be born on his
birthday. The doctors chose a date almost two weeks earlier as the projected time of his
(J.C.) arrival, but God determined that his day to be introduced to the world would come
almost two weeks past their predictions.
Birthdays for many are special and I also feel that there’s another very incredible
day that we should also reflect on fondly and be ever so grateful for…the day that we were
‘born again’. That’s the day of our ‘re-birth’. The moment when we asked Jesus to come
into our lives and be our Lord and Savior. Some of us were young children who really
didn’t know where the path with Christ would take us, and others came to the realization
of a need for Him much later in life. It doesn’t matter what your age or stage in life, all that
matters is that you invited Him to take control of your life.
Nicodemus was curious about this whole concept of being born again. He asked,
“How could a man be born again when he is old. Can he enter into his mother’s womb
the second time?” It was a foreign concept to him to understand that this was about
receiving a chance for life in glory after life upon the earth. It was a chance to be new and
whole again in the eyes of the Lord and to have an eternal resting place in heaven one day.
Being born again is more than just a change of name and identity, but it’s a change of
mindset and of outcomes. The word of God tells us that “Who the Son sets free, is free
indeed.” Living with the knowledge that this world is not our home but merely a rest stop
on the way to eternal peace with the Father above.
Later in this day we as a family are going to get together and celebrate what God
has done for our son and father. It’s something we look forward to and something that’s so
unique and special. Today is also a day that you can help someone who’s not yet in the
body of Christ make this day one they’ll never forget. We are charged to witness to a sinful
world about the goodness and mercy of our Lord. We have to continue telling the world
about His saving grace and that He’s ready to receive whosoever desires to make Him
Lord. What we’ve received from the Lord is available to everyone and the more we present
Him to the world, the more the loss will discover a new way of living.
If you’re grateful for all He’s done, then share it with the world. Shout it out to everyone
you come in contact with that you still remember your ‘ReBirth Day’!
EVERYTHING WE DO MOVING FORWARD WILL BE INTENTIONAL AND DRIVEN WITH
PURPOSE TO REPRESENT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LIGHT!
NOTHING WILL BE DONE WITH ENERGY LESS THAN OUR BEST AND EFFORT BELOW
OUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
OUR SERVICE IS LOCAL, BUT OUR REACH IS GLOBAL – SO WE CANNOT REDUCE OUR
PRESENTATION DOWN TO WHAT’S CONVENIENT, BUT RATHER WE MUST RAISE IT TO
THAT WHICH IS EXPLOSIVE!
Get ready for major change that’s coming systematically, intellectually, purposefully, and
professionally. Nothing we do moving forward will be done haphazardly, sloppily, poorly,
We Are the LIGHT!
Pastor J.E. Chandler, Sr.
(CEO/Pastor of MLCM)