How to be born of God… Finale
The Cristiane that you know today was born! Yes, before this day I didn’t have anything to do with who I am… the change that occurs after the New Birth is incredible.
The prayer was over and my joy was so great that I wanted to go out and hug everyone, run to the top of a mountain and yell for everyone to hear: “Listen, you have to meet God!” The sadness of having to travel back home (New York, one of the places that I despised the most until that day), disappeared. I couldn’t wait to go back and talk about Jesus at school.
I was never the same again.
So, what’s the difference between those that say that they’ve gone to the Altar many times and still have not been born of God and my own experience?
It’s all in the you surrender yourself. They go and come back with the same bad habits, the same sins, the same mentality, the same doubts, the same reserves…
How can you surrender your body, heart and soul?
Body: Don’t pay attention to what your body asks. It’s God’s. It doesn’t matter how much you want to do bad things with your boyfriend, your body wants it but if you give it up to God, you won’t do such things. In my case, my body at the time, before this miracle, wanted to stay in Rio enjoying the beaches and spending time with friends. After the miracle: my body didn’t have such an influential voice. It was for God, it became the Temple of the Holy Spirit and I wouldn’t allow laziness or anything else to displease Him.
Heart: We are naturally full of feelings but you decide to use your faith and trust. Every time the doubts come, every time that anxiety comes, every time that worry comes, you transform them into faith. “Everything is going to be alright, God is with me.” In this way your heart is subject to your faith. All of my doubts and fears were sacrificed in that prayer and I finally gave in to the faith that doesn’t question or live by circumstances.
Soul: Everything you want, everything you wish to be, everything you dream, everything you have, everything you have already gone through, the good and the bad experiences, and everything that has to do with you, you surrender it to God. Now it doesn’t matter what you want but what God wants from you. Do you remember that I was saying that I couldn’t wait to go back to New York and evangelize at school?
He’s above everything. No reserves. Without any secrets that you hide under lock and key. Without that personal desire that won’t let you give in. Without that pride that you like to maintain. Without that bad habit that you don’t abandon for anything. Without reserves!
If this hasn’t happened to you, it’s because you haven’t given yourself 100%. If I were you, I would ask God to show me what I’m attached to and give it up to Him once in for all.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.