The Church of Jesus Christ is rooted in the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s vision for mankind as communicated through scripture. It represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a gateway through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
When I first got baptized, I was like, "Bring on the blessings!"
I couldn't wait for the Lord to bless me with an awesome career, an amazing spouse, loads of gifts and talents and rainbows and smiley faces and … you get the idea.
At 15 years old, I meant well. I knew that following God was the right thing to do. I believed in Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for me. I wanted to hitch my wagon to His.
But, I'll admit, my focus was mostly on the blessings. I was primarily focusing on what was in it for me.
Today's Miracle Monday falls into this month's theme, which is "missionary work" because Brother Rich Nath was on a Youth in Action (YIA) tour when this occurred. But it also falls into last month's category, which was "fear." Enjoy this testimony of God's power over the enemy.
In the summer of 1998, I had the scariest experience of my life. Thankfully, it had a wondrous, happy ending.