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Like so many last weekend, as the cicadas or locust hummed in the background, I visited the gravesites of friends and family who have passed from this life into the next, and remembered with gratitude the times we shared; and for the military families, the sacrifice they gave in return for my freedom. We appreciate all for your service and dedication to our great country. We also appreciate those men and women who are currently serving in the military.
My grandmother Alice Sinclair’s grave was one of the stops, and I look forward with much anticipation to the day when we can visit again in person and talk about Jesus. I thank God she continued to pray for me and show God’s love for me after I was baptized as a teenager, because as with all new Believers, I was a spiritual infant and biblically ignorant. I knew very little of the Word except the Bible stories that kids learn. Thankfully, I was lead by the Holy Spirit, but I did not understand the importance of reading and growing in the Word, about learning God’s promises and accepting them as truth. And, after accepting them as truth, to stand firmly without doubt on God’s promises when it seems that everything in the natural realm is saying the opposite.
It took many years to grow to the point where I knew Jesus intimately and personally through the Word and prayer, so I appreciate the memory of those veteran Christians of the past and to those in the present who sacrifice their time and resources to disciple new Believers in Christ who are still spiritual babes, who pray for them because they don’t know what to ask for, who show them what it is like to live a victorious life in Christ today, not waiting until we get to heaven, who share the ups and downs of new believers, and who stand on God’s Word as the authoritative truth above what we experience in the natural realm, because God the Father loves you and He loves the new babes.
Until next time God bless you and your loved ones.