Nearly three weeks ago, during our small group at work, we had a couple of girls who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To God be all the glory! Everyone took their turns encouraging the two ladies and welcoming them in their new spiritual family.
When it was my time to speak, I gave them points to remember about being a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ. Before I gave those points I told them about the book of First Samuel. I introduced to them the main characters of the book and mentioned to them that their spiritual journey will never be easy but guaranteed to be peaceful, joyful even with tears, and victorious even if the world considers it failure all because of Jesus Christ.
Reminders I mentioned:
* Get to know God more by reading His word. I recommended to start with the book of John from the New Testament. Make it your goal to read the Bible completely every year.
* Set a special time in your day for devotion. I recommended every morning when you wake up and before going to sleep. Pray before & after you read your Bible. Pray before reading it and ask God to open your spiritual eyes and ears to learn His word. Pray after reading it and ask for strength to live out His words.
* Go to a local church. Attend small group. We all need a spiritual family to help us through our walk here on earth.
After that I mentioned to them that there will always be a lot of things to decide on now that you’ve accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior. Things you never would have thought about before if you should do it or not. Most of the time, we won’t be there to guide you. I asked them not to make it a habit of asking for signs.
I encouraged them to get a good sense of God’s timing in everything and about anything in life.
There will be times you would have to wait. And believe me, it will be tough. But as long as you get that the moments of your life are in God’s hands, your waiting times won’t be frustrating.
In the first book of Samuel, one will notice how impressive David was when it comes to sensing God’s timing. But it wasn’t because of anything supernatural. It was because in every single detail of his life, he knew how to turn to God and ask what He had to say and get His instructions.
They all say that life, it’s all about timing. The Bible confirms there’s a time for everything under the sun.
So as you go through this journey, always ask God for His perfect will in everything you do and ask Him to make you sensitive to His perfect timing.