Remembering and Never Forgetting

Posted: Monday, March 8, 2010 in Acts, New Testament
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Acts 28:30-31
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sometimes, the most challenging aspect of our walk with the Lord is the monotony. Paul was a man after God’s own heart and from the moment of his conversion, he was a man with a zeal for God and served God to the Jews and gentiles with his all. Yet he was imprisoned, doubted, challenged, mocked and rejected for his faith. As Paul’s journey continued to Malta, then to Syracuse, Rhegium, Puteoli and finally to Rome, he continued to serve God faithfully by sharing the gospel with all whom he met, by encouraging the brothers in each location if there was a body of believers and by walking the straight and narrow. What did it take for him to be so driven to serve God through such trying circumstances?

Yesterday at Church, we were introduced to a new believer who just got baptized. In him, I saw a deep yearning for God and a walk that I would love to call my own. In him I saw the joy of forgiveness and the realization of what Christ had done for him. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, is it not a challenge that soon we start living life back in our own terms and drift away from God? Is that not a worry to you? I now remember how the Lord saved me and what the sweetness of His forgiveness was when I was saved. I now know what Paul saw daily as he served the Lord faithfully until his final days. Lets remember and lets certainly not forget!

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Comments
  1. Oh yes. At times…I am there, forgetting how precious my life is in Him. When things get crowded and we seem to loose our steps… we drift and like the foolish Galatians we began walking our faith by our own strength. Moments ago, before I read your post…I had just looked into the word ZEAL for tomorrow’s posting. And reading yours, I am more than sure…it will be a timely word. God wants nothing from us but a zeal for Him and His word.

    More tomorrow…. and thank you for challenging me to live and walk EVENLY!!!

    Blessings,

    Gladwell

    • ServantBoy says:

      I just read your post on Zeal and boy did you remind me of being aware that I’m the insider who complains. My zeal is for the Lord and His things and I don’t ever want to forget that. Thank you for blessing me with your comments.

  2. I think that it is very easy for life to get in the way. We are imperfect and forget all too quickly the grace we have been given. I agree with you it is a challenge. One that I try to rise about everyday.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Thank you sister for concurring. Only a person with renewed eyes will see and agree about things of God. God’s Grace is the sweetest thing ever and I pray we will never grow weary of walking with and serving God faithfully.

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