No matter how mature, experienced or strong, you may think you are, you will inevitably go through perplexing situations that contort, stretch and challenge you for all you are worth. These tests and trials are meant to show us how weak we are in ourselves and how much we need Jesus. You will find that the tests are so specifically designed that the results will often surprise you. They will open your eyes to overlooked areas in your life that you may never have considered were in need of a change.
Through much affliction and anguish of heart, I have found the Lord's teachings to be true and it would be worth your while to adhere to them. They are meant to and will surely help you to transcend the inimical things of the world. In taking inventory of my life, as I have traveled this river, God has shown me that He has never been vindictive and that while I was in all of my sin, He never invalidated the call He has placed on my life.
This dynamic revelation commanded the light to shine brightly in my heart and because of it I have forgiven every offense, real and imagined that has ever been committed against me. I understand that I wasn’t fighting against people as I weathered my storms. Each battle that has taken place in my life has been a spiritual battle. Therefore, I have gone so far as to forgive those sins that yet will be committed against me. Most of all, I have learned to forgive myself.
I am no longer ignorant of Satan’s devices and I refuse to allow him to gain an advantage over me. God through His matchless grace has reconciled me to Himself and given me this ministry of reconciliation. I will not frustrate that grace nor disdain.
After all that the Lord has brought me through, some would still say that I am but ‘a reed shaken in the wind’. But, they have not traveled my river nor do they know my story. Besides, in their limited capacity to see, they don’t understand that things do not always appear as they are. They fail to comprehend that God has built this house on a firm foundation. I am blessed and thankful because the Lord has called, anointed, and ordained me, the least of all the saints, to the proclamation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, I labor and often suffer reproach because I trust in the Living God.
I am still joyously riding this exciting and ever changing Life’s River’ to the glory of God. He knows, the path that it will take, what twists and turns, rapids, waterfalls and obstacles still loom head. I must however, continue to ride for I must be about my Father’s business.
My assignment is to help you navigate this 'Life's River' that you may triumphantly reach your God given destination.