I abandoned atheism through experiencing the presence of God. It was meditation on Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” that led me to experience His love and the indescribable joy of the presence of God. Thanks be to God, I learned to rely on Christ, my Savior and Lord, by hearing and doing His sayings as I read them in the Scriptures. I learned to experience the Holy Spirit and follow the lead of my Companion, my Comforter and my Guide, for He is the Spirit of love and wisdom.
I learned that in order to really know the truth, I have to experience it. This is my understanding of Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Our reverence and obedience to His sayings bring us wisdom. We first have to do what He says, then we understand it. I learned that Jesus is the Word of God; He is Spirit and is Life.
The study of theology must be done with the purpose of making a difference. Unless there is a change in our lives through the study of theology, it would be a senseless exercise, because what is essential is to know God, not just know about Him.
I am experiencing the abundant life that Jesus came to give us: no matter what my circumstances are, I experience His love, His joy and His peace, for I rely on Jesus.
Knowing that this life is available to all of us who believe in Him and seeing so many frustrated believers, I am compelled to dedicate my life to sharing my testimony and my experience with those who believe but have not yet experienced the wonderful life that is in Christ Jesus. By His death and resurrection, His life was given for, and to, all believers. To obtain this precious gift, however, we must first be willing, and learn how, to receive His life. The importance of being willing to receive from The Lord is illustrated in John 13:8, when Peter refused to allow Jesus to wash his feet. “Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.'”
This is why my ministry is about Receiving His Life.
Some Inspiring Verses:
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. (John 6:56 NKJV)
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:4, 5 NKJV)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 NKJV)
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 NKJV)
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13 NKJV)
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV)
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15 NIV84)
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NKJV)
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalms 127:1 NKJV)
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalms 46:10 NKJV)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. (John 14:12 NKJV)
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. (Matthew 7:24, 25 NKJV)
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NKJV)