Transformational Living

Over the past few months I have been processing what it is to live in the abundance of God's grace and blessings.  I have throughly enjoyed our study through Nehemiah and all the lessons we can learn from his vision and leadership.  Still, I am longing for more of God's Presence filling my daily experience with Jesus and my family and friends.  There is something stirring in me for a greater knowing of God not just with my head but even more so my heart.  The inner life is the foundation of where we truly begin to experience God's grace.  I remember when I first became a follower of Jesus.  I have an inner encounter with God which convinced me of his reality.  I did not know intelligently much of theology but I did know experientially that God existed.  Over the months that followed I was introduced to Jesus, the Scriptures and was filled with the Holy Spirit (with an out of body experience...).  A few weeks later I was baptized and carried on with my journey of faith and trust in Jesus.  Those foundational days of my initial salvation experience are something I treasure.  

So in light of my hunger for more of God in my life today, I consider my "First Love" and desire to pursue the Lord as I did at first.  

I prayed with passion for Jesus, not giving up but persisting.

I loved to worship and be still in his Presence through songs and meditation.

I fasted...

I shared my faith joyfully telling of my new found faith in Jesus.

I prayed in the Spirit when at a loss for words...

I wrestled in the Spirit for light to overcome darkness in my life.

I rejoiced and skipped through my days...

I hope that this encourages you in your day...  Be Blessed and let God change you on the inside...