Faith & Trust

I’ve been following the Lord for many years. In fact, I became a Christian in 3rd grade. I must admit that I really didn’t know much about commitment at that point. I was living off the faith of my parents. They were faithful followers of God and have been all of my life. I remember later in my life a moment when my faith became my own. I remember feeling the Presence of God all over me and in me. I can’t imagine doing life any other way. I can’t really rationally explain the Presence of God in my life because it’s such a subjective experience. I just know what I’ve seen, heard and felt. He is as real as the chair I’m sitting in and the air I’m breathing. The Psalmist was convinced of God’s Presence and His blessing. Check this out…

1 Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him.
 2 You will enjoy what you work for,
       and you will be blessed with good things. (Psalm 128:1-2 NCV)

 Paul in the New Testament states is a different, yet compelling way.  This blessed me this morning and connected with the Psalm. Check this out…

  16 So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day.17 We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles.18 We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see. What we see will last only a short time, but what we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NCV)

 I intend to live the rest of my natural life on earth just like the words of Paul. I have no intentions on giving up my faith. I will keep focused on what matters in this life as I prepare to one day be in the presence of God forever. This hope inspires my faith and keeps me growing in Him. I’m experiencing the body getting older and weaker thing, but my spirit is young. I’m not going to quit pursuing Him!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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