anyone who has given their lives to Jesus to follow Him and live for Him is called a saint …… they have been sanctified, set apart, separated from this world’s systems to the Kingdom of God… that’s it… simple… our natural man has this thingy about making things bigger than life.
“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ
Jesus who are at Philippi..”
It’s kinda scary to see how similar my life has been to Paul’s life. I wonder what Paul thinks about all those simple letters he wrote and seeing what has happened to them. Do you write letters? I write letters. I also have a computer where I can edit them, change them or “delete” them. I wonder… would he have edited them later on… knowing what he has experienced since he wrote them? hmmmm…
I know what saint philip has experienced… even wrote about it here on my blog… 🙂
Stories like the one I wrote yesterday became the norm for my life…. mountains moved, miracle after miracle, impossible situations and circumstance totally changed, year after year… I was asked to publicly tell my stories and always…. always ….people would come up to me later and say….”Phil, you need to write a book!”
Of course, as the years rolled by, and God was continually changing me, the conclusions I would have drawn in the writing of the book had changed as well…over and over and over… I finally came to the place where (after telling my latest version of my experiences with God to anyone and being told once again that I really needed to write a book)….I would say “I’m sorry but I will never be able to write a book because every year I would need to buy up all the remaining copies of the last book…. burn them…. and start writing all over again!”
It’s closing in on almost 50 years of ever changing stories… I guess this blog is actually the “Book I Never Wrote”….I hope they will help others on their journey. Learning these things certainly helped me on my journey.