(Where does one begin? I’m a senior citizen now with time to reflect upon my earthly life fraught with failures ...) ... and mistakes and of course inevitable successes and triumphs. Would I have done anything differently? Yes. And YOU? Would you have made different life choices IF YOU KNEW THEN WHAT YOU KNOW NOW????
I spent so many years of my life trying to obey every rule and regulation in our religious system only to fail time and time again to meet the expectations of church, family, friends, society and sadly even my own. When time permits, please take time to read the words of Paul in Philippians Chapter 3 in the Bible because his words echo my own.
Yet, like Paul, something good has come from all of my mistakes in that I have learned to put my trust and hope in Christ alone. It’s never been about being good enough or doing all the right things, it’s about understanding the finished works of Christ, knowing first hand the unconditional love of my Heavenly Father, and being empowered by Holy Spirit to walk on this earth as a disciple of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m perfect or that I don’t make mistakes, but I strive to be the best “ME” I can be while seeking to do God’s will on this earth.
I prayerfully considered what to share as a synopsis of my life and these are the words I was given. I guess my bio is just not about me anymore because as Paul says so eloquently in Galations 2: 19-20 “I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
I have so much to share with you! So fasten your spiritual seatbelt, my friend, it’s going to be an amazing journey as we take the hand of God and walk with Him, one step at a time, one day at a time, while unlocking the secrets of His heart.
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"It’s never been about being good enough or doing all the right things, it’s about understanding the finished works of Christ, knowing first hand the unconditional love of my Heavenly Father, and being empowered by Holy Spirit to walk on this earth as a disciple of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. "