Life of a Christian is the brochure for others to see the Christian life played out.
By submitting all areas of our life to God in prayer we receive the daily help from the Holy Spirit. Us as Born Again believers, when we invite Jesus into our life and ask God to send the Holy Spirit to us, we have this life changing experience that the Holy Spirit guides us to live the life he has intended us to and we have to die to self.
By doing this life manifests the fruit of the spirit which is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
We trust in the Lord for the forgiveness of our sins and in obedience and by asking for the help of the Holy Spirit, submit all areas of our lives to God in order that we are living the life he intended for us, according to our calling.
It is very easy to try and do things in your own strength especially when you are busy. Then you forget all about God and spending time in the word. Then your path isn’t straight and you start to encounter all sort of problems and difficult times. Connecting and spending time with the wrong people who don’t know the Lord, they don’t understand your faith and sometimes try and manipulate you and subject you to their way of living and because you love them you start getting into situations you can’t handle which gives you inner stress. That in turn causes all sorts of health problems.
Seek first the Kingdom of God and then all things will be given to you. This is actually a journey of faith and a daily prayerfully walk with God.
Twenty years ago I embarked on a Bible School with Christian Outreach Centre over a two year period. I had got divorced and given up the house I had worked hard for to pursue the calling on my life.
The Pastor told me not to try and go into the Ministry because it was important to be there for my children to make sure they stayed on the faithful path. Thankfully, they were both active Christians.
I can see the fruit of the spirit in their lives. My daughter is now a voluntary Chaplain at a local suicide spot and also works as a manager in the local government. My son is also a manager in an IT Consultancy.
They are responsible adults that I am proud of and walking independently from me in their faith walk.
Now in my autumn years of life I am able to pursue something that I felt I was called to do.
As part of my service in my church it was suggested to do the Sussex Gospel Partnership Course, which runs over two years. Aim is to strengthen and expand the gospel ministry. I go to a teaching workshop once a month.
God is faithfully and puts people along side you to sharpen you, strengthen your spirit and enable you to carry out the calling on your life when you submit all your plans to him.
Recently, I’ve had a prayer warrior placed in my life. We pray over our working establishment and for difficult situations that arise at work.
I’ve also received into my life a devout Christian Success Coach – Business Mentor. Godly minded, a man after God’s own heart and reflecting the goodness of his character. Has a good track record in the business development and works with integrity. He is the missing piece in the puzzle of my life.