God has extraordinary attributes and with his saints there’s extreme joy. It’s so because they are always striving for perfection. Happiness from God is like a flame enlightening our lives. This ideal is to be found in the working of the Holy Spirit. This is a great gift symbolic of his transcendent glory. God’s image is beyond all created wisdom as the Creator and Father of Lights. He’s the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
God’s attributes were noted by Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), a founding father of the United States, who wrote, “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” It’s the Holy Spirit who provides this food and fire to believers.
With God there’s perfect bliss. Christians expect eternal rest after leaving this earthly domain. We’ll praise him without ceasing. Hunger and thirst will be no more, for we’ll be recipients of his precious gifts. Believers walking in the spirit are fearless. We’ll eventually discover the full nature of our amazing lives. Christians will demonstrate this willingness by what they do.
Believers are known for having a steadfast spirit. Our experiences continue to deepen when we walk as spirit-filled evangelists. A mythologist and lecturer in Comparative Religions, Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) wrote, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were walls.” Campbell captured the essence of our earthly journey where nothing is impossible with God.
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God’s wisdom is indescribable and known for infinite grace. Believers walking in his footsteps often demonstrate an apostolic spirit. It’s one of harmony revealed with the fire at Pentecost when there was a religious awakening. Christians create trails like those envisioned by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), an essayist and poet who said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Contemplating God is remarkable for people experience his goodness, and mercy. This power is found in God’s boundless love. He’s the fountain of goodness that tends the wounded before believers are able to recognize them. As Christians it’s good to witness about God’s character, for this is a weapon used when believers fellowship with unbelievers. God’s resurrected power was for all to see in the Risen Christ.
In our pastoral outreach let us show love for other souls. Be industrious for that’s what God expects of us. With the anointing of the Holy Spirit people are enlightened to walk in his ways. Our approach to Christianity has to be Christ-o-centric. His followers have to be obedient like true disciples. Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), an African American educator wrote, “Character is power.” Inevitably, faith-filled lives would best exemplify the character of Christians. God’s goodness and mercy will shine through his believers in amazing ways.