July 5, 1984, at 10:00am, I cried out to the Lord in despair and He heard me. The room filled with His Presence and He saved me unto Himself for the purpose of growing into greater things. Jesus, in an instant, became both Savior and Lord of my life.
And to raise the infant boy growing for three months in my womb to do the same. To know Him as Savior and Lord. To be thirsty for Him. To live for Him and serve Him in full-time ministry with wisdom and reason in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Six months later, Andrew Christopher was born.
This past Sunday, August 28, he took the pulpit in his calling as a pastor—bringing the third part of a message shared with the senior and associate pastors at Master Builder Ministries in Fall River, Massachusetts. He IS walking in the very thing I prayed daily for him from the moment I was saved.
God is so faithful!
I’m sharing his excellent sermon titled Using Your Own Gifts and Style. Here he discusses the Christian’s call to discipleship, walking out our lives–Jesus alive in us–through the choices we make in HOW we live our life day to day. You don’t have to say a word to be a witness for Christ, fulfilling the purpose of the church. Allow the character of Christ to be formed in you by the renewing of your mind in Christ Jesus. In so doing, your very lifestyle will prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God—Romans 12:2. You will be equipped for every good work in Christ under heaven.
Oh! But this is a meaty one. And, this mama bear can’t be more proud of her boy–and more grateful that God answered a young mother’s prayer when she first stepped foot into the Kingdom over thirty years ago.
Thank you, Jesus!
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