Romans 2:4 “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”
When you experience the riches of God’s goodness, His extreme forbearance (tolerance), His ability to suffering long for us and with us, this is what leads us to repentance. I have tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord, and it is what draws me back to Him day by day. How can I describe to you how good God has been to me? It is a constant love, unending patients. It is there when I want to give up on myself to the point where I cry out to God to kill me to end the wickedness of my heart; only for His presence to still my thoughts.
As we continue on in recalling the multitude of small things that God has done in my life to bring me to this place of a big thing of becoming a missionary in Ecuador I ask that you take a moment first to reflect on the goodness of the Lord. And if you do not yet know it, or can’t recognize it then ask the Lord to reveal it to you. You will find the heart of it in what Jesus did for you on the cross.
If you have not read part one and two, I would recommend you do that before reading on.
When I was 17 I started to go back to church weekly at a big megachurch called HDC with some of my friends; which was a miracle in and of itself. I had a friend named K (Ill call her K for anonymity) who used to invite me all the time but I would always decline, until finally some of my other friends who I never expected to go to church said they were going, so I went with them. I told K I would be there and her and I became closer friends because of it. I started to hang out with a group of friends from that church, which were really good people and great friends, but we were lukewarm Christians. We had no problem with drinking and partying Saturday night then going to church Sunday night.
When I was 17 and a half I got involved briefly with a married woman, even though God had warned me specifically not to. In fact I am going to take a second to explain to you how God did that.
This is the third in a series written by Matt over at Shall Speak To Nation’s Blog. This is a great series on how the Lord turned a wayward soul around to use him in His service. This article is very open and honest, and has much to say on sin and how one little sin at a time, can lead us down a path of destruction.
If you missed part one or part two, you can find them here,
To finish reading this installment of Matt’s series Don’t Despise Small Things, please head over to http://shallspeaktonations.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/dont-despise-small-things-part-3/ While you are there, why not check out the rest of Matt’s site? Let him know that you were there and enjoyed something he wrote.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst and author. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on TCP News and Inspirational Christian Blogs, and from there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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