Please please note I am not saying these things to present myself as “holier-than-though.” I share my experience, the miraculous ways I’ve been spared literal death, freed from sin, forgiven, etc., to point to Christ and glorify my Savior. I am nothing, I do not want praise, I do not want titles, I do not want anyone to look at Evan and say “wow.” Look to the Lord Jesus Christ please: He is the reason I’m alive, He is the reason I’m changed, He is the reason I have a future and a legit hope.
As the apostle Paul states, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1:15). There is always danger of pride creeping into anything, we are after all in the flesh until we receive our glorified bodies when the Lord returns or calls us home. I am not “feeling” for praise, “know what I love about me, how humble I am” lol. The flesh is nothing, we in and of ourselves are nothing. Christ is all: “if you’re not talking about Jesus you’re off the subject!”
Do I understand why this has happened to me, why I’ve experienced such a dramatic change, miraculous healing, freedom from bondage, etc.? Am I special? I think not. I believe as believers our Father promises us all good things in Christ for our good and His glory. I fear we are missing so much of what our Lord has done and is willing to do for us. I believe we doubt His provision and promises and rely on our own power all too often. I know I do. But praise God for His love and mercy in Christ Jesus our Lord! May we rest in His care, glory in His mercy, trust absolutely in His promises, and grow in our love and understanding