By Raymond Carr
Lakeland Correctional Facility, Coldwater, MI
Early one Sunday morning, I felt a pull that lured me out of bed, So, out of bed I am, but I didn’t stop there. This pull, pulled me to the kitchen, where I ate breakfast for the first time in years. It’s something, this pull has been tugging at me for some time now.
But, on this Sunday, I didn’t pull back and this pull, pulled me to church, but I didn’t stop there.
The pastor seemed as if he was preaching specifically to me. Then, the pastor opened the doors of the church and that pull tugged at my heart. This pull, pulled me to the front of the church, where I was Saved By Grace and received the gift of eternal life, but I didn’t stop there.
Now that I have been saved and blessed with salvation, I know that I had to keep going because this pull is pulling at my spirit. Then, I heard a voice say, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” And in my study, I found in II Peter 1:5 that Peter told us to be diligent in adding to our faith virtue and to virtue knowledge. When we give our life to God, it doesn’t stop at the altar. We are children of God now, and we must go from glory to glory.
So, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and forever. Amen. Keep going.
II Timothy 2:15 & II Peter 1:5, 3:18