My peace & joy come from my hope & faith in Christ.
Ocationally you’ll come across the path of a person who renews your trust & faith in humanity.
In the same way if we come to an encounter with Christ our trust & faith in God is renewed.
The Apostle Paul had an encounter with Christ, after Jesus rose from the dead & had already ascended to heaven. At that time Paul was known as as Saul (the Christian Killer). He made it his personal mission to kill anyone who still believed & followed the example Christ had set. As a result he (Saul)
- went completely blind for a while,
- was given his sight back
- Came to faith in Christ (made Him his Lord & Master)
- was put in prison and
- wrote many letters (like this one to the Philippines).
What a difference an encounter makes. Saul became Paul and, in time, a complete transformation took place.
For me, each morning, I feel the need to carve out time to just be one on one with The Holy Spirit then I let Him keep on filling me, living in Him & letting Him live through me throughout my day.
There are always distractions & my own short comings:
But I press on & rely on Him, not my own behavior or merit. It’s all about His abilities, not mine, His grace (giving me what I don’t deserve) & His mercy (not giving me the punishment I do deserve).
Many times I’ll play a song that really helps. Here is one of those:
Anothing thing that helps me is reading & listening to God’s Word. With my cell phone I am able to let God call me so that I can just listen. That sounds strange perhaps but how I do this is through the YouVersion Bible app. on my phone. It has
- many translations of the Bible
- Reading plans
- Audio (ppl. reading it)
- Studies on topics
I write here in my blog to help me in my walk with Christ & as a means, a mode of transportation, to share my faith with others.
I personally believe that the best way to follow & keep following Christ is to let His Words sink into me.
Getting into the Word of God & letting His Word get into me.
What I want, what I really really want, is to be the type of Christian Romans 12 talks about.
I’ll conclude this article with this recommendation:
Always remember, you aren’t alone.
For more guidance pointing to Christ
Or go to: https://bible.com/reading-plans/12581/day/1?segment=0
May God bless & keep us as we walk with Him. God bless you and you, keep blessing God.
Love, with 1st Corinthians 13 type love, beetle