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The best 10 years of my life

Acts 20:24 (The Voice) …The only value I place on my life is that I may finish my race, that I may fulfill the ministry that Jesus our King has given me, that I may gladly tell the good news of God’s grace.

I’m sure May 2, 2006, the day God’s presence become real for me and my life changed, will be pale in comparison to heaven. Since God awakened me, I’ve lived in constant awareness that life on Earth isn’t “it.” This is not my final destination and the thought excites me. What will happen when I see His face?

Meanwhile, my mission gets more urgent. While these have been the best years of my life, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve faced losses and disappointments. But I’m no longer desperate through tough times. I’m also not easily discouraged because my Lifeline is constantly with me. 

God is powerful. Two things enhance my walk: deep, sold-out love and reading His word.

Love 
The Lord commands us to LOVE HIM WITH ALL OUR HEART, SOUL AND MIND (Mark 12:30). Love has to be genuine or it’s fake. You can only love God if you know Him. Showing up at church, tithing or doing good deeds without loving and knowing Him don’t matter.

Bible-reading
Our generation is fortunate to have God-breathed written instructions for life (2 Timothy 3:16). I believe revelation from God comes through Bible-reading. But it wasn’t easy to get into the Bible-reading groove until the Holy Spirit gave me the capacity to “get it.” God will open your mind to understand what you need to know. Use good theological resources so you understand context and meaning. 

I’m looking forward to the next 10 years!

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Job 4:4 Your words have comforted those who fell, and you have strengthened those who could not stand.
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Psalm 118:14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me.
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