In these last days of Laodicea, we are being called to a greater commitment to Jesus
Thank you Keith!
Being born again also means that our old nature died - we are alive to God in Christ Jesus. This can be hard to understand and accept for those who want a "free pass" to continue as Lord of their own "life". Study Romans 6:
 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died has been set free from sin.  Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.  We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.  For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (ESV)