We can learn a lot from the influence of the Church in the Roman world. The Church influenced multiple aspects of society. This blog focuses on four main areas, namely – the individual, the family, their communities and their nation. I hope that as Christians we will learn from History and be better informed in order to engage more successfully with those we come in contact with.
As we read through the Bible we come across many men and women who displayed tremendous faith in God. We’re inspired in our daily walk with the Lord as we see those willing to take a stand for what they believed in even if it meant that they faced the fiery furnace, the sword, lions and a giant.
At some point in our lives, we all have experienced or struggled with trust issues for some this may even be an on-going struggle.
In the previous post, we discussed the importance of fiery trials and how they are ways that God (the Chef) uses to cook the raw and fresh parts of our lives. And again, the trials and troubles we’re discussing here are not the ones we experience as a result of our wrongdoing. We’re discussing the trials and struggles we face because of our pursuit to live a life of faith that glorifies and pleases God. If you haven’t already, please go ahead and read part one of this series (http://www.royaltywalk.com/testimony/the-fire-the-chef-part-one/) to get more of an understanding of what we’ll be talking about in this blog.
My name is Michael Zewge and I was born in Ethiopia in 1989 and grew up in an Orthodox family. When I was 10 years old, my older brother became a born-again Christian and soon after, I gave my life to Christ and the savior who died on the cross to take away my sin and rose from the dead became real to me.
God has seen me through a lot of hardships in my life. In the midst of the challenges, I cried out to God one night and prayed the simplest prayer, “Lord I need you and I need you in every single area of my life”. I repeated this over and over again and felt the Holy Spirit come into my life immediately. Ever since then, my life has been changed and restored. God has used the past and present circumstances to prepare me for a great calling. Unfortunately, the path that takes us to our promise is always wrought with thickets and thorns. Nothing worth having ever comes easy or without opposition. Storms will come, lions will roar, and our fears will be confronted. But God sees us through all these difficulties and shapes us with them for the better.
“Obedience is submission to God’s authority or acting in accordance to His word and principles”. The GREATEST thing that we can do for the Lord is not worship him or preach about him, but OBEY HIM! “…what is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offering and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams” – 1 Samuel 15:22 NLT. As believers in Christ, we are always full of energy and committed to worship, but we tend to hesitate when it comes to obeying God.
In the beginning, God made man from dust and breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person (Genesis 2:7). Man was not just given life, but life abundantly. A life humans failed to live past Genesis 2 despite the warnings of the Lord concerning the fruit of their disobedience.They fell for the temptation to become their own gods.