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Unpredictable Predicament

by Tim Pickl  
3/18/2012 / Poetry

U nless you're born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God, my friend pleaded:
N ever in my life had someone told me to be born again, how can these things be?
P erfect peace I could haveif I simply obeyed God's command to be born again.
R epent today, my good friend, he said, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
E nter the kingdom of God by being born again by the water and The Spirit.
D ecide to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christno other namethat's it.
I pressed both of my hands to my head, and thought for a minute and said:
C an you explain again, my good friend, very slowly so I can understand?
T ell me in a simple way, and give me a real life example so I can relate?
A sk yourself this question, he said, What in my life makes me feel elated?
B y giving Christmas presents to my children, I feel the joy of the season!
L ifting up my brother with cancer, and giving him hope to go on with a reason.
E xcellent answers: how much more will God give His Spirit when you ask Him!

P ray Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your nameJesusrepent of your sin.
R eally? My life until this turning point was a meaningless predictable routine:
E veryone warned me I was going down a dangerous path since I was a teen.
D id I listen? Did I care? I refused to listen and told myself I don't care;
I continued on the path of destruction to a destination I didn't know where.
C alming voices crossed my path and tried to tell me to turn around now,
A ll the while I refused to change, filled with my pride, my way, my vow.
M ake amends with your family, they said, and turn your life over to Jesus:
E nter into the kingdom of heaven today, for He is the One who sees us.
N icodemus had questions, and so did I, but my friend gave me God's Word,
T aking it to heart, I obeyed and am born again! Now I have eternal life assured.


Key Word Reference:

All Scriptures are referenced from the New King James Version.

U: John 3:3
N: John 3:9
P: Isaiah 26:3 and John 3
R: Matthew 4:17
E: John 3:5
D: Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12
I: Luke 5:22
C: Matthew 15:15
T: Mark 4:34
A: Luke 11:9
B: Luke 11:13
L: Romans 8:24
E: Matthew 7:11

P: Matthew 6:9
R: Jude 1:16
E: 1 Kings 2:42
D: John 9:27
I: Isaiah 59:7
C: Matthew 3:1-2
A: Psalm 10:2
M: Jeremiah 26:13
E: Matthew 7:21
N: 2 Timothy 4:2
T: 1 Peter 1:22-24


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