the beauty of a Spirit-led walk of faith by looking upward and not sideways
Yeshua in the temple among the teachers. And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and answers.
I was a boy when Jesus spoke to my heart and inspired this young lad with a desire to study the Bible, which my grandmother had graciously and lovingly given to me. "He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away." It truly is a blessing to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the Christ.
Several years later, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and commemorated this experience at a water baptism. I will always remember Faith Temple and Pastor Ingrid Bergner, a prophetess. "Oh, what a wonderful God we serve."
We are given the power and freedom of choice to accept or reject God's salvation. The gospel message on this side of the splendid journey is slipping away towards a never-ending reality of eternity lost or found without exception.
"You have given me the shield of your salvation; your help exalts me."