by Pat Thacker
We’ve all had our times where the world cheered, that’s what I feel it was when everybody you knew and befriended was on your side. When it seemed as if all of the wrong you did was overlooked,by friends and family cheering. I know I had my days of cheering going on in this world, living in sin was big fun for me. And if the truth be told you had your days of cheering, fun in the world too. Doing all we wanted to do and loving every minute, truly!
But now the Holy Spirit has my heart and my mind – praise God! The things I used to do I don’t do anymore, and the fun places I used to go I don’t go any more. The drinking, partying and all of the sex, these things I used to be cheered for. God through his precious Holy Spirit has washed me in the soap of suffering and he has purged me through the fires of tribulations.
Now I have a cheering squad up in Heaven, Jesus and the host of Heaven cheering me on, as I give myself away to God so he can use me. As I do God’s will, others are watching me and that’s good. I want you to see the changes God has made in me, so that you are encouraged to give yourself away to Jesus Christ, God’s awesome, kind, understanding and loving Son.
54 The Jewish leaders were infuriated by Stephen’s accusation, and they shook their fists at him in rage. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 56 And he told them, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand!”
What a testimony Stephen left us as he preached God’s word, one sermon wow and then Stephen got his “Standing Ovation” ! It pays to know and live for Jesus, now and when we enter the gates of Heaven.
How awesome! I can hardly wait.
Love in Christ Pat