For those who don’t know me, I am 38 years old, and for the longest time I figured that surely by now people my age should be more Christ-like without any issues right? NOT!! I have been on the wagon, off the wagon so many times I think my joints finally gave up on me. It just so happens that one day after many months of being studious in my own studies and devotions – I was watching a sermon given by Creflo Dollar on ‘The Power of Belief’. After watching this sermon, the light came on, and has been stuck on ever since.
For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of o value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger,They shall never enter my rest” And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world.
The thought and lesson was so simple yet I never understood it that way till that day! Let me put it simple. I believe Jesus died for my sins, I believe in God I believe He forgives me of my sins, but what I was not doing was believing that He has already forgiven me of the sins that will happen in the future (because I am by no means perfect) so that I do not have to continue asking God to forgive me, instead thank Him for forgiving me when I do slip up.
photo by Sarah Deers
DING DING DING!!! Sounds simple right? Well apparently for me it wasn’t. I learned that the same day that my children learned it (Yes you heard me right). And I tell you what, ever since then at age 38 – I realized that I am still on righteous milk for spiritual food.
I am saying this to just be an example that…
1. You are never to old to learn something new and…
2. The same lesson can continue to become clearer to you as you become stronger in your faith and grow as a Christian.
I have to tell you that when that light comes on … whooo wheeee, it is like a burst of energy that gets you floating in the air again. I did not care how I looked or sounded to my friends, who probably knew this years ago, when I was trying to talk to them and tell them what I discovered. I was telling my new revelation to everyone who would listen, including my husband and my children. In fact, especially my children so that they could learn now and not miss out on things like I did. I also am glad to share this with you because guess what? There are so many more discoveries that I have unveiled since then. Because of this I am witnessing the flow of blessing all through my house, and every time the enemy comes to get me to stop God is right there hold my hand to tell me exactly what is going on and all I do is laugh.
As a mother I am quite busy but I am never too busy to do Gods will. I home school three children, a vocal coach, and a vocalist. I have tried my hand at many other things but as I continue to keep my eyes on God I am always pointed back to those main venues. I pray that my writings motivate, relieve or excite you about some of the things you may be experiencing yourself. Remember that we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but God is love and forgiving and always there to catch you, lift you up and redirect you. Connect with me on my Blog, Twitter or Facebook.