Before I started following Jesus I was living in darkness, making choices based on the illusion of my past or future. I was developing an image of myself apart from God, not understanding who I was or what I was supposed to be. I had been taught to believe in God but I didn’t have an intimate relationship with Him like I do now. When He became real to me, through faith in Jesus Christ, I began to develop a vision and understanding of His Kingdom in a way I had never experienced before. It took many years for the Lord to bring me into the place of fellowship I now enjoy with Him and I am so grateful for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that brought me here. I used to view each second as a stepping stone to an event in the future, not realizing how powerful and wonderful each moment is. Now I am enjoying fellowship with Him, almost continually without interruption, and the time I spend with Him is filled with peace and joy. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past or what will happen in the future because each moment I live in communion with Him is the most important event in my life. Now I realize that this is what abiding in Jesus is all about because He and the Holy Spirit are also always abiding in our Heavenly Father. No matter where I am or who I am with I can be with Him because He never leaves me nor forsakes me. Nothing is more important to me than that. I pray that God will help me seize every moment and enjoy my fellowship with Him along with those He brings into my life.
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13