My body has many members with many stories, gifts, pain, personalities. The pain and hurt draws them away from themselves seeking relief. Yes, a few come to Me early before the struggle. They find My love and stay near embracing My will. Life can be full of challenges, attacks from the enemy, stain from sin in the world. A testimony is born through struggle and victory is won through faith in Me. I am the Source for Life. I will gather My body to Me.
Watch for the day to come, the day that changes everything. Do not be passive about your faith, but always believe in Me. Meditate on My promises so that your mind and spirit will be strengthened in who I am.
Give Me glory and follow after Me, doing what I did, proclaiming the truth of the gospel, showing men the way of repentance and faith in Me.
Trust Me for everything – your health, your future. What makes a man if it is not his relationship with Me, submitted and led by My Spirit. Nothing in this world counts. Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness.
There is a time for everything under the sun. My time is different from yours. My time is always now, though I am not limited by your time. I will give you all the grace you need. I have already blessed you and you recognize this. Wait upon Me, seeking My Presence.
What will be the story of your life? Who will tell it? Who will listen to it? I know your story because I am making it to be what I desire for you. I am shaping you with every experience, with every person you encounter and know. You are a part of My body.
Yes, it is good to imagine what it was like to be with Me as My disciple. It was work. It was sacrifice. It was faith and challenge to leave behind everything to follow Me. They saw My healings, miracles. They heard My teachings. They struggled to believe what they were seeing.