Staring at the SON

FIND US FAITHFUL SERIES

Today our Find Us Faithful Series takes us on a journey to Saint Lucia where Sanjay found Christ. Sanjay has fought long hard battles but through it all he is gaining a closer, deeper walk with the One who holds His life in His hand.


As a boy growing up, as with most boys growing up, I had many deleterious fascinations. One of which was staring at the Sun. I remember my Mom would tell me that I should never stare for too long because I would go blind.

Now I smile when I think about her having found Christ in her life, because now she constantly tells me to ‘look upon our Lord’ and to ‘never take my eyes off of him’ and that he is the ‘eye salve’ that heals the blinded.

Essentially, she was now encouraging me to keep ‘Staring at the SON’.

Like my Mom, I began to acknowledge my own journey in Christ. With every passing trial, I could either see Christ or the situation itself. The more I saw of Christ, the more I was able to know Him, trust Him and eventually come to love Him. There were times when I would just ‘try’ Him and ‘prove’ Him, claiming the promises that I had read in the bible to see if they were just stories (fact or well written, inspiring fiction).

As time went on, with every victory and triumph over sin, I began to respect and accept God’s leadership in my Life. I saw that there was nothing that He couldn’t or wouldn’t do for me, and I also noticed that…

{ even before I knew Him, He was always working in my life }

..to bring me to that specific point.

I recall a time when I was Living in Saint Lucia, and before I really accepted Christ, I spent years learning and practicing the Martial Arts and I was at my highest level, having spent a great deal of time dedicated to mastering the art (techniques/forms/styles). Nevertheless I had heard about Christ and His ability to save.

One day I was waiting on a friend to pick me up so I decided to wait in the park where I found shade next to a great wall. After ten minutes I began to look up the street to see if the car was approaching and I saw a man with a piece of metal trying to break into someone’s car. Well that’s what it looked like at first glance but I wasn’t sure so I kept on looking at him and I saw him trying violently at the car door handle (I then thought that he had probably accidentally locked his keys in the car). Then I saw him looking left, then right and he continued to pry open the door. I was still a little unsure as to what exactly was happening so I looked up the street again to see if my friend was coming.

Two minutes after, a man and a woman come around the corner and saw the guy who was trying to unlock the car. The guy who was trying to break into the car, then saw them and ran straight towards me. It turns out that he was trying to steal the couple’s car and when he saw them coming he bolted in my direction. He then started speaking gibberish to me, a perfect stranger, pretending as if he was talking to me the entire time. The woman then shouted ‘’ He was just trying to steal our car…chop him up!! ‘’. So the guy leaves the woman’s side, rushes into the car and pulls out a sword. At the time the car thief sped away for his life. All the while I was just standing on the wall minding my own business.

The woman then shouted “He was just talking to that guy over there on the wall, they are together…chop him too!! Cut him open!’’.

Next week we’ll have the completion of this testimony.

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Never Forsaken

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Sunday's Inspiration

 

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What’s His Number?

 

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My son keeps asking me what Jesus’ phone number is so that he can call Him and talk to Him. I have been trying to explain to him that you don’t need to use a telephone to call Jesus but that we talk to Him like we talk to a friend. I told him that prayer is like the telephone we use to call Jesus and everytime we pray it is like calling Jesus and talking to Him like we talk to a friend. We just can’t see Him.

i am hoping this was a good response.

Boy oh boy do little children cause you to think of things in different ways!

“..except ye become as little children…” I am learning to look at things through the eyes of a child and see such profound that that I have taken for granted like a simple, call to Jesus.

And I hope to keep using Jesus’ number everyday.

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All I need

FIND US FAITHFUL SERIES

Today we continue our Find Us Faithful Series with a post from another Ryan, Ryan is a sincere Christian young man, who is fervent for the Lord and is supported by a wonderful Christian family.


I grew up going to church. I come from a Christian family and spent my childhood attending church. But as I got older I started to drift away from church and away from God. I would attend once in a while but wasn’t consistent. And to top things off, I also had a filthy mouth.

As time passed I started to get tired of my behavior so I prayed and asked God to help me to stop cursing and He did.

I went out with my friend one old years night and as we were enjoying ourselves a fight broke out. We were almost trampled in the chaos and at that instant I realized that the life I was living was not for me.  I decided to get baptized. I was inspired by my cousin and a close friend. I took converts classes and made that step…so I sought God and was baptized at age 17.

After my new leaf was turned over, I felt great. But, i was not expecting the trials and tribulations to come. I faced many battles and tried to fight them on my own. I had many many falls. I back slid so many times. But I realized that i can’t do any of this on my own.

It has only been about 2 years since I decided to allow God to handle my problems. Sometimes though, I fail to allow Him to be in control, which I’m working on .But I trust Him completely and He is doing an amazing work in me…

I have no intention of turning back to the world.

If God is all I have then He is all I need..

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Nearer my God to Thee

Sunday's Inspiration

Welcome to today’s Sunday’s Inspiration

 

John 17:21-23

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

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