“I recently turned 30 and celebrated the milestone age at http://www.faithful30.com. Kindly visit and do drop a prayer if you are led.”
“Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst”
1 Timothy 1:13-15
- Nominal Christian: born and raised in a very strict Christian home.
- Staunch sinner.
- Chief liar, chief thief, chief anything sin.
- Dead in sin.
- Foolish and without judgement.
- Loved the world and the things in it.
- Owned and piled up material things.
- Followed trends of the world: beauty, career, fashion, immorality.
- Pretty on the outside, empty on the inside.
- Never missed events, loved to be seen.
- Must have had way in everything and by any means.
- Proud to the core. Proud at heart, proud in thinking, proud in walking, proud in talking.
- No firm foundation: was tossed about by rising trends, impressed by popular people, wanted many friends.
- Always wanted to outshine and be the best looking at any gathering. Planned outfits weeks and months in advance. Spared no expense in putting best appearance forward.
- Loved food: would plan meals and think of what to eat in defiance to Matthew 6:25.
- Thought about suicide a lot.
- A voluntary ambassador of satan, his schemes, characteristics and practices.
- A dirty, desperately wicked and hardened heart.
- Without discipline.
- Was without hope.
- Was dead dead and dead.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
- Made a decision to choose Christ
- Began going to Church
- Took classes on discipleship and being a worker
- Listened to sermons
- Became active in Church
- Began to study the Bible personally
- Began listening to Gospel music
- Began reading Christian Books and Biographies
- Reflections on past sins, past thinking and behavioural patterns became sickening, frightening and shameful to imagine
- Started praying to God for mercy
Interests began evolving …
- Cut of all non-Gospel music (filters gospel music listened to)
- Cut off all friends – good and bad.
- Cut off all social media and phone usage.
- Emptied wardrobe.
- Put a hold on makeup.
Began having encounters with God…
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”
- A fool for the Word of God
- A defender of the Christian Faith
- Passionate about true Christian Living
- Practices the Christianity of the
- Apostles and early Christians and not the abominable 21st Century Phenomenon it has become.
- Feels sorry for nominal Christians
- In this world but not of this world
- Hates this world
- Longs to be with Jesus but must remain as long as He will have me to spread the Gospel and save lost souls.
- Friends and family are only those who truly do the will of God.
- My beauty is my heart and not my appearance. Daily on God’s surgical table as He continually performs an eternal heart surgery on me: The Circumcision of my wicked heart.
- Daily carrying my cross and learning to deny myself of the pleasure of senses.
- Might not be smiling on the outside but heart is dancing with joy.
- Will not consent to the enticement of sinners: Please leave me alone.
- I am not Jesus: I refuse to be a friend of sinners.
- Unashamed of the Gospel. Will preach any and everywhere.
- Unafraid of men who can kill me but cannot send my soul to hell. I will speak only the unfiltered Truth of the Gospel – to die is gain, to live is Christ.
Passionate about helping sinners come to Christ.
- Growing daily in the knowledge of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
- Determined to please God.
- Determined to make heaven.
“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach The Gospel!” (I Corinthians 9:16)
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Philippians 3:10)