Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Born Again

Born Again  

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Lest a man be born again
The Kingdom of God he will not see
Such a glorious Truth to know
Yes, such a wondrous mystery
But what is this second birth?
A mother does not carry a child twice
How can we heed Christ’s words?
How can we follow sacred advice?
The birth of which our Lord speaks
Is not of the flesh and blood we know
It is a birth of the spirit from Spirit
Following then wherever the Spirit does go
Sweet is this second birth
Blessed are those who in Spirit live
These taste the bliss of eternity
These savor the grace God does give
For God so loved the world
That He sent His only begotten Son
Whosoever places His faith in Christ
Knows salvation through the Holy One
In surrendering one’s self to Christ
In giving Him everything and all
One finds Life and victory sweet
Following ever his dear Master’s call
For to enjoy the resurrection of Christ
First one must with Him also die
A death of denying the desires of flesh
In order to spiritual heights then fly
Rejoice then in this second birth
Celebrate the Spirit Who now lives in you
Praise God for the Gift of eternal life
Thank Him for His love enduring and true
How glorious it is to live this Life
I count all lost in previous life as naught
I long to live always fully in the Spirit
For Christ’s blood my redemption bought
Let us tell one and all of this story
Let us tell everyone about spiritual birth
No sweeter story is there to share
Than Christ dying to save all on earth
So may we embrace Christ each passing day
And fan the flame of the Spirit in the heart
May we lift our prayer and praise to God
Who loved each and all of us from the start
For so very sweet is this second birth
Blessed are we who in Spirit live
We taste each day the bliss of eternity
Yes, we savor the grace God does give
Praise the Lord we have been born again
The Kingdom of God each one of us shall see
Such a glorious Truth to experience and know
Yes, such a wondrous and glorious mystery

© 2012 Caroline Gavin

How has being born again transformed your life?

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  • Anonymous

    I think the term “born again” is difficult for some to grasp…your poem did a wonderful job of explaining the meaning!!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Lisa, thank you very much!
      What a lovely comment! My intention was to do exactly as you wrote. I truly appreciate your feedback and encouragement!
      God bless you, dear sister in Spirit!

  • http://tomraines.wordpress.com/ Tom

    Birth of the spirit by the Spirit!! O Praise Him…Love it Caroline, thank you!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Tom, thanks so much!! And I love your love for the LORD!
      Yes, how sweet it is to experience the second birth, the spiritual birth!
      AMEN! I join you in Praise of HIM!

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  • http://www.MarianneClements.org/ Marianne Clements


    Being born spiritually has been the best thing that ever happened to me. I lived 37 years in the flesh and I reaped the fruit of it. I’m less than 12 years old in the spirit and I’ve reaped more fruit in the past 11.5 years with Jesus than I did in 37 years without Jesus!

    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Wow! Such a beautiful testimony of being born again! Thank you for sharing, sweet Marianne, and thank for bearing fragrant fruit for our Father! His richest blessings always to you!