18 Years of Faith

Though the LORD saved me at a very early age, 4-years-old to be exact, I have no doubt that I understood my need for a Savior even then.

As the years have passed, that need has naturally become ever more evident to me as I’ve walked both close to and far from Christ.

Today, my “spiritual birthday” as it were, I felt a great sense of loss. For 18 years of faith, I hoped I would have had more to show. I wish I were more spirituality mature, more holy, and more obedient. I wish I had a stronger testimony. As I was telling this lament to the Father, He gently reminded me of a sweet truth:

All I have to show is Christ, which is all I need.

Yes and Amen.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

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