“ How I love to do Your will, my God!” Psalm 40:8
Are we seeking God's will? His righteousness? His holiness? Are we placing Him first in our lives, and allowing Him to push away the things of the World, the Flesh, and the Devil?
In the early New Testament Church, the term Saint was synonymous with Christians. We can understand since most of the early Christians became martyrs and only a Saint would die for Christ. These same people who become martyrs are still in the world today. Many of them go unnoticed, or forgotten. Jesus will never forget them!
Many of us today have a difficult time identifying with our priests or pastors. However, once we begin our reading of Church Christians, Martyrs, and Saints throughout the history of the Church up to today, we begin to identify, because most of these people were very far from being perfect, most were great sinners that a loving God reached down and touched as He did for us.
Fortunately, God provides a wealth of Saintly, Godly, Holy people of whom we can identify and give us inspiration for our lives today. These Saints, fully human, lost their tempers, became angry, scolded God, were impatient, made mistakes, struggles with doubt and experienced dark nights of the soul.
In spite of all these things, they continued moving forward spiritually.
Let us be a friend to all who have served and are presently, serving God.
“ I am a friend of all who serve you.” Psalm 119:63