Your Prenatal Care
Most women today are very aware of the importance of prenatal care. In many ways it decides the health of the child at birth, as well as giving the infant a "good start" in life. Today, a pastor assumes the part of your OBGYN for your Spiritual Birth and Health. Just as your diet controls the health of both mother and fetus, the spiritual food you consume keeps you and the spirit within you healthy.
In John 3:5-8, Jesus explained to Nicodemus, the fundamentals of Spiritual Birth, and Physical Birth.
John 3:3-9 NL
3 Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.
4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?
5 Jesus replied, I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.
6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.
7 So don't be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’
8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can't tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can't explain how people are born of the Spirit.
9 How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked.
You eat meals daily, to keep yourself healthy. If you eat "Junk Food", your health suffers. What kind of spiritual food have you been feeding the spirit within you? Do you feed it daily? Do you read The Bible daily? Do you pray for forgiveness, strength, health, guidance, and direction Daily? Do you ever just say "Dear Heavenly Father, I am just checking in, to say I love you!"? Praying for your needs and the needs of others are great, but do you ever just want to tell Abba Father, "I want to Glorify You Abba Father"?
Yes, verse 6 states that Our Heavenly Father will put The Holy Spirit within you. Your soul becomes "fertilized", and you are now "pregnant" with aThe Holy Spirit within you. It is up to you to feed this Spirit, and keep it healthy. This is the part of you, that will be you in Heaven. The example that God gives us of this, is the Conception of Jesus.
30 Don't be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.
33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.
35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.
We should remember to keep Our Spiritual side healthy, so we do not "Fall Away" and have a "Mis-carrage" from a Spiritual Birth.
2 Peter 1:10 So dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you REALLY ARE among those GOD HAS CALLED and CHOSEN. Do these things, and you will never fall away.
Have a very "Blessed Season of Love," Peace, "Grace, and Joy"