Your Faith Adventure

 

290x220startfaith2We are filled by the Holy Spirit by faith; we can experience the abundant life which Christ promised to each Christian. You have to ask yourself: Is this the life for me?

Every day can be an exciting adventure for the Christian who knows the reality of being filled with the Holy Spirit and who lives constantly, moment by moment, under His gracious direction.

God has provided for us an abundant and fruitful Christian life so why is it that most Christians are not experiencing the abundant life? Jesus promised the abundant and fruitful life as the result of being filled (directed and empowered) by the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit-filled life is the Christ-directed life by which Christ lives His life in and through us in the power of the Holy Spirit (John 15). You too can know the adventure of a full, abundant, purposeful and fruitful life in Christ!

What does the Spirit-filled life look like?

It’s the key to a powerful Christian life and the source of joy, victory and fruitfulness and yet, many believers neither comprehend or experience the Spirit-filled life.  Just how do we follow the command to “be filled with the Spirit?” (Ephesians 5:18b) And how does it affect our daily life? Here are videos of three “word pictures” that you can use to deepen your understanding and illustrate for others what it means to be empowered by our Helper, the Holy Spirit.

The Chocolate Milk example
The Spare Tire example
The Guest or Resident example

If are considering starting a faith adventure, have questions, or just want a listening ear, we’d love to hear from you. Just go the mentoring page and one of our email mentors will respond. All emails are responded to personally and privately.

Questions about your faith

What does my relationship with Christ look like?
How can I walk in the power of the Holy Spirit?
How can I grow in my faith?
Questions about the Holy Spirit
How do I share my faith?
I have lost hope. Is my life worth it?

My faith adventure
Millions of people the world over have made the decision to allow the Holy Spirit to direct and lead their daily lives and start a faith adventure.  Here are some of their stories.

Success to Significance – I was challenged to think about what I had accomplished in my life and what I would do over the remainder of the years I may be allowed to live.

My Dreams Were too Small – When I was a young girl, my dreams weren’t much different than most girls. But the Lord graciously showed me that my dreams were too small.

New Beginnings – I wasn’t really sure of my own opinion on the existence of God, and honestly, I didn’t care but something was missing from my life.

Starving for Life and Loveliness – Have you ever felt like losing five pounds? I have -and it turned out to be the beginning of a 10 year diet which nearly killed me.

Broken on the Back Row – I felt very far away from God. It was not a comfortable place to be but it was nobody’s fault but my own.

Finding Healing After Betrayal – I was desperate, dissatisfied and in great despair. For 12 years, my wife and I had been hiding our broken and dishonest marriage.

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10 Responses to “Your Faith Adventure”

  • Barbara Alpert Barbara Alpert says:

    Hi Thabo, Your prayer to the Lord asking “Lord how can I be strong in relationship with you even though I struggle…” is so sincere. It sounds like you are going through a tough time right now. Perhaps you would you like to connect with one of our online Mentors that can encourage you along in your longing to become stronger in the Lord while facing many challenges. Here is a link to request an online Mentor to contact you via email. http://powertochange.com/experience/talk-to-a-mentor/

    At this time I would like to pray for you:

    Father God, I pray on behalf of Thabo. I ask that You would reveal yourself more fully to Thabo who is searching to become more stronger in relationship with You. I pray that You would begin to answer Thabo’s prayers concerning a job. May You take away the stresses and concern of lack of money as You supply for Thabo’s needs. I ask that Your indwelling Spirit will transform Thabo from the inside out so that Thabo can live the full life You offer. Thank You, Lord, for the wonderful things You are going to do in and through Thabo’s life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

  • Thabo says:

    Lord how can i be strong relationship with u, even thuogh i struggle,suffer with job,money,to live a full life with u,for prayers to be answered,south africa

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    So what do you do about that Joan?

  • Joan says:

    My dreams are too small!!!!

  • Alfred Alfred says:

    Yes, Kevin, “Seek God first before seeking your answers”, is indeed an awesome quote!
    Now for a word to Tebohonyana Moletsane: It is God who gives us the desire to draw close to Him. When we respond to His call, He empowers us as promised in Acts 1:8. Let me first give you my story, and then I want to say a few more words about power. How God turned me around; as part of my Spiritual journey:
    After growing up in a Christian home and being baptized as a teenager, I, Alfred Waldo Neufeldt, was glad to go into 2 years of voluntary service. Being proud of what I’d done, I drifted for 30 years. I had a vague feeling that all was not well, but did not realize how far I’d fallen. With considerable difficulty I did hold onto a job, but was not getting ahead. I had lost rapport with my family (wife and 3 children), felt lonely and even bitter at times. I even looked at horoscopes, but when I found that evil spirits were starting to cater to me I was horrified! I prayed that God show me how to straiten out my life. Then HE gave me a dream in which I was on my way to hell, and I knew why. That shook me up! For the next 7 days, upon returning home from work, I knelt by my bed and wept bitterly for Jesus to wash me clean. Then I felt refreshed. I asked God what the next step would be, upon which a friend invited me to a Full Gospel Business Men’s meeting. There I received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.(That was in the spring of 1988.) What a thrill. I have never been the same since! I’d let go of God, but in His mercy, He had not let go of me. In His love, He drew me closer to Himself than I’d ever been before. My wife and I were led to participate in a Bible study for couples, which helped us to again find one-another. The Holy Spirit was doing a work in both our hearts. We took that course 3 times, and were in a position to teach it, when we moved to another province, and work commitments kept us from doing so.” (That Bible study was “Married for Life”, with what has now become University of the Family. Look for it on the internet.)
    I’ve heard say “the average Christian is living a defeated, spiritually impotent, fruitless, worldly (carnal) life. He is not walking in the fullness and control of the Holy Spirit”. That was me, all right, till God turned me around! No, I’m far from perfect, but the joy and love of our Lord fills my heart, and I know I have Jesus Christ as a friend, and a future with God in eternity!
    Now for the words about power I promised you: To desire the role of being an apostle is asking a great deal. I think we need to note that the Apostle Paul of whom we read in the Bible, did not seek power, but had the power of God flow through him. With the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, God also gave me “healing hands”, but I soon found out that I could not heal any one! It was something God would do (through me). First I had to be clean (all sins forgiven); secondly I needed to be in tune with God, and with what He wanted to do, and thirdly, I needed to be available for Him to use. What a privilege to serve HIM !
    I know an apostle, a man of great Spiritual maturity and great humility. He says that an apostle is “a church-planter”. We read in 1 Cor 12:28 “And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues”. NIV.
    You may now be asking yourself: What is God’s plan for my life? Have I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Am I called to be a pastor? —- and possibly eventually an apostle? All types of Christian Service are important, and God will equip those whom HE chooses. May you feel His holy presence and be at peace!

  • Tebohonyana Moletsane says:

    I want to be trained for being Apostle, how can you be a traffic officer without being trained? And grow further in Gods premises & being powerful.

  • Kevin says:

    Sorry I meant relationship with God*****

  • Kevin says:

    I was Reading a Trivita magazine.. and there was an article about this man and his relationship with god… The man said: “Seek God first before seeking your answers”, I just thought I would give you this quote I thought it was an awesome quote

  • Venessah Mtemeri says:

    If you seek the Lord first all the hidden treasures will be revealed to you. We fail to understand Holy Spirit working in us in many circumstances because we have not asked his for this revelation. I sometimes put limits to the work of the Holy yet in actual fact we should give our whole life to Him to minister unto us. I pray that the Almighty will give me the power and strength to accept his teaching and have faith in him so that the Holy spirit can guide me through

  • maricor yang says:

    I live by faith not by sight for God is my strenght; power of His word that guide me in His all of His way, with Gods love and understanding thats makes me more grow and stand firm more on my faith to God, because I know God never leave us or forsake us as like it said 1 John 4:16 and

    so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love whoever lives in love; live in God and God in Him. God never say “NO” to His children but God gave us advice and correct our ways as it said as it said In Proverbs 3:12-13

    because the Lord discipline those He loves as a Father, the sons He delights in; blessed is the man who finds wisdom the man who gain understanding.all that we learn from the word of God give light and love to the people love them as what they are and as long we have lives we have HOPE and give us a chance to live only in a peaceful with God. Mt relatioship to God as one of His children who love to obey His laws; for God knows little things that we do it means a lot at least we try ; it just like out of five we get one or two is enough. we can walk in the power of God bow our head and praise and give thanks all the timee and if ever we dont understand ask God with sincere faith and God will guide us in all truth.

    God bless

    Amen

    In Jesus name

    Amen

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