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Tell What You're Building To Live

Dear Friend,

Newborns require special care and attention because they are highly vulnerable and dependent on their caregivers for their survival, and the same is true for what you're building. Just as a newborn cannot survive on its own and depends on the parent to fulfill its needs, you and what you're building must be dependent on God. Long story short, you cannot do this alone and shouldn't want to.

When I asked God what He wanted me to share with you today, Ezekiel 16:6 came to mind.

“When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your [newborn] blood, I said to you while you were there in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you while you were there in your blood, ‘Live!’ -Ezekiel 16:6

This Scripture is packed with multi-faceted revelation, but I'll just share a few with you.

#1: For the Newborn in Christ

If you are new to Christ, God sees you as a newborn, and that's great because that means He will take extra care to nurture you. Sometimes, when we've been walking with God for a while, we pretend to know so much about Him, but that's not true. (God is too big and vast for us even to begin to scratch the surface). In fact, He prefers that we depend entirely upon Him. He desires that we come to Him as children who are unknowing and need support. And in your newborn ways, He takes the lead as a parent to nurture you. In nurturing you, He shows you that He wants you to live.

#2: For the Newborn-level in Christ

If you've been following Christ for a while and have just graduated to a new level, this is for you. I know how scary it can be to learn that there's so much more to the faith than what you've learned for most of your life, but know that God led you here for a reason. Though you aren't a "baby Christian," you are a newborn on this new level and must act accordingly. When you tap into a new level in Christ, He takes extra care of you. He comforts and coddles you to help support your well-being and to ensure your safety. When He sees you struggling, He brings you closer and whispers, LIVE. You have what it takes to live on this new level. Don't allow the spirit of fear to punk you into living on a lower level. Instead, command yourself to live and adapt to this level.