Yeshua answered, "Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I said to you, "You all must be born from above." John 3:5~7
Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation.
The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
This year my "spiritual" birthday came in full blossoms!!
Today is my born-again birthday!! Five years in Messiah Yeshua!!
Walking out amidst the blossoms that speak of re-birth I looked up to heaven in thanks for the re-birth in my Messiah!!
Breezing past bunches of blossoms seen from the bus, I breathed in the day.
This year my spiritual birthday also came on the day of the spring recital!! I was in a recital of students age 5 to age 75 for the voice training lessons I take!! Three years ago, I started taking voice training because of back problems. After finding out I would need to strengthen the muscles around the spine to avoid further problems, I started taking voice training!! It became not only a way of healing my back, it has opened a new door to sing songs of Praise to my maker!! And share and minister His heart to others through the songs!! As well as get to know and grow with a wonderful teacher, who is also my friend, and be part of the spring recital and continuing learning...and healing! Thank you Yeshua!
Blossoms and song, a family atmosphere and listening to others share their gifts was a beautiful gift to me as well!! I never imagined I would be singing in front of people, and the thought of being "good" or not didn't even cross my mind. Its funny as I am not a "singer", but I know it is a gift from God to do this voice training, and if He wants us to share something, then its something we will be delighted to share!!
You must be born again I tell you!! That is what Yeshua, Jesus, says!
|Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven!|
|The youngest student performer in the recital today was 5 years old! I think now, that is the same age as my years since being born anew!! We can be 5 again, through being born in the spirit!! We must be born again, says Yeshua!!|
And for a gift for you, here is the song I sang---it is a beautiful song by Misha and Marty Goetz called "The Plans I Have for You", that they wrote together based on the scripture of Hope that many of you are familiar with from Jeremiah 29:11.
As in Japan a new year starts in April, after the cherry blossoms, it seemed like a fitting song to sing when many of the students would be graduating and going into a new school year. I translated part of it with the help of my teacher in Japanese, so we added some verses in Japanese so those listening could understand the words!! It will be a little while still and a few more years training until I share my singing here!!! Please stay tuned with patience!
Meanwhile, I will share the anointed singing by Marty and Misha, from Jerusalem!!Its a beautiful song, and a beautiful backdrop, please enjoy it HERE!!
With a message of hope for all.
" I know the plans I have for you! You're always on my mind. And all the thoughts I think towards you are lovingly designed. To bring you through and give to you a future and a hope. They're for your peace they're for your good.... the plans I have for you!" (from lyrics by Marty Goetz and Misha, based on Jeremiah 29:11 )