St Patrick’s Day, what a very special holiday!!
Many people associate St Patty’s with green beer and Lepricons. That is not why I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This day I remember a Saint who explained our holy trinity by using the shamrock. Brilliant!! I think it is difficult to explain this concept and one of the most important explanations as Christians we should know how to give.
This day 9 years ago was a day of enlightenment for me. I was going through alcohol rehab and had finished my sixth step, (which is confessing my character defects to another person) I was strongly convicted that I needed Jesus. I remembered Him from my youth, but my sin had made me feel so unlovable I felt unworthy of His love. I broke down and asked Him for help.
That very evening;
1. I felt His Holy Spirit convict me that through the blood of Christ I was washed clean of all the horrible things I had done. It was His Holy Spirit that allowed me to believe.
2. I knew that Through the Sacrifice of Jesus, I was mad beautiful again. I felt right as rain and clean as snow. I felt I was fresh, like a virgin again. I was made right with God.
3. I knew that God, Our Heavenly Father and creator loved me and wanted to give me hope and a future. I knew He had plans for me. I felt the scales being removed from my eyes. I could see clearly for the first time in a long time and I knew the direction He wanted me to go. To Him, in all that I think, say and do.
This day nine years ago altered my life. It was altered because God is infinitely intimate with me because He is a triune God.
I have fallen short since this day; I have not done all the things that were put on my heart that day. I have been discouraged and lazy. Yet by reading His word, The Bible and fellowshipping with other Christians I am still trying to walk in the direction He has called me.
Today let each and everyone of us realize He is with us helping us as only as HE can. Spread the news of Our Heavenly Father, the salvation made possible because He is a triune God!!!
Romans 7;4-6 “So my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God. 5 For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. “
Romans 7:15 “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
We have not been made perfect, we have been forgiven! Celebrate Our Triune God today!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Be fit and be blessed,