Lately, I have been thinking (maybe because I found many of my friends from when I was a teen, when I went to a very charismatic church) that I'm so very grateful to my Lord for all the work He has done in my life and my husband's. How God gave us light. How He opened our eyes little by little.
I grew up being a Christian, and I have always.. or as far as I remember, loved God (even in my sin, I was always with that guilty feeling). But always saw friends that knew God when they were older and the change in them is SO clear.. from dead to alive!, and wondered about my life, my changes.. there has been changes, but I do not think that it has been the "before and after" type of change. It has been a slow process through all my life, with ups and downs, with desserts and valleys, but at the end, God has been faithful in keeping me in His way.
Getting in touch with old friends, reminded me, the way I used to think about God, the way I used to read His Word, the way I used to pray. It has been a long way!. Sanctification was not part of my vocabulary. Holiness was a very sofft word. Mortification of sin, never heard it before. The Sovereignty of God was not mentioned. Doctrine, was for "certain" people only. And it humbles me to see God's work in me. To see his precious hand upon me. To see His work and understand, not by emotions, but by His holy and precious Word, that I need to be holy because I serve a holy God.
How excted I am to see His hand, guiding every step of our life. It is SO encouraging, to know, that He will continue His work in me. He has been faithful so far, and He will continue to do so. He has been so good to us! It is really AMAZING!, And I am so very thankful that He allowed me to see His work. And be encouraged by it.