I can’t take credit for who I am today therefore, it behooves me to give credit where credit is due. According to Hebrews 12:2, Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith:
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame and is set down at the right hand
of the throne of God.
Since childhood, I had this unfathomable desire for God beyond my years. But it took many more years for me to come into the knowledge of why, which then, I learned I was drawn by His Spirit. Perhaps this can explain why I was eager to be baptized (submerged) at the tender age of 9—and why I joined the youth choir and—why I continued pursuing the things of God. But this may very well prove my admiration—I had a crush on Jesus. This explains why I told my aunt that I love going to church.
I've come a long way since those humble beginnings.
My journey shifted to crying in the wilderness. I had just encountered a harsh reality. To seek comfort, I became entangled in the Word of God.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Having grown in faith became my saving grace. Now, in Him, I live, move, and have my being.
Nevertheless, I developed a voracious appetite for the things of God. It keeps me grounded. Beyond the local church, I seek spiritual inspiration from other sources, like radio and TV ministries. My knack for hearing the word of God caused me to line-up Pastors that I can glean from each Sunday, beginning with my very own Pastor.
Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
I rejoice in the fact of being transformed. In biblical terms, it's going from glory to glory.
But we all, with open face beholding
as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are
changed into the same image from
glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Just as Jesus was concerned with pleasing His Father, so am I. And because He always did the Father’s will, I am motivated by pleasing Him through obedience.
If you love me, keep my commandments.
As a servant, I purposed in my heart to be diligent. I’ve pursued the school of theology. I hold an Associate of Divinity in Christian Education and am an ordained Evangelist, which is my mission on earth.
My meat is to do the will of him that sent me,
and to finish his work.
His obedience extended all the way to the cross where He humbled Himself and “became obedient unto death”
And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.