I came to God in my teens, looking for a meaning to life. So I joined a church, studied the Bible seriously, married a lovely Christian man, and we brought up our children to love God. But I never really knew God personally until one day I realized I had never really received God with all my heart. I had developed a religion of “doing” instead of “receiving.”
I know God now and go on to know God as I believe God wants to be known, and I now know just how much I have been forgiven.
If God had shown me myself at first, I would have died with shame and remorse. But God is so gentle with us, revealing us to ourselves as we go along. Recently God has shown me some of my hardness of heart. I am horrified and have wept. But I can cling to the Lord, my Rock, and know that he took all of my sin and hardness away on the cross. The Lord also promises that we will, one day, be like him as we are changed on the way. Even when we need a lot of changing, we are God’s workmanship, and God will complete the work.
How much our Lord loves us!
I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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