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A Life Of Journey

I was 16 when I started this journey. On the night of December 1984, the word of a preacher keeps pounding in my heart, he was quoting a verse that made me step forward and prayed deeply.

This is first time I have decided. A decision no one ever forced me, yet I realized I made that very important commitment to follow a person, invisible, but made a great impact in my life.

He lived once in this earth. His life, His teachings and His greatest expression of Love towards us made a controversy. A man who lived, talked about throughout the history. Some believed, some don't. The greatest influence that made me decide to follow is that Man, whose name is Jesus, who stretched out His hands, to show the depth and length of His Love, now felt towards me. That's the challenged I heard that night. That's the life I have started, a life of faith, a life of journey.

A life of Journey - The Journey to Take

As I began this journey, I realized that this journey will be a long road to take, but less travelled. It is a journey to a life of faith traveling into a life that will bring an everlasting experience.

Hoped for and longed for. It is thought-provoking to those who would like to believe. Assurance for those who took the first step. Useless to those who ignore it. That's the adventure. Living a life that you alone can experience. A life shared, lived, more often with much heartaches and frustrations. Nevertheless, with full assurance that even if you walk lonely, you will never walk alone.

A Life of Journey - The Journey to Hold

What will make you hold on is a promise. Recorded in the book and preserved for all times. That's the only thing you can rely on. It's a roadmap, Without it you loose all your directions. Holding on to that wonderful promise will keep you moving on.

A Personal Experience

Several times I had proven that. I remember one time I had experience that during my early years as a youth leader. I was organizing a youth camp. Had already booked a venue in one of the remote village. This is a tradition that a church in that area would host the venue. All set and there were few weeks left before the camp starts. Many concerned parents expressed their fear about the venue, because that place is very notorious. We prayed a lot, met with the other leaders and parents. There were two opposing side, But I made a decision. Though given full assurance of safety by the host church, I decided to change the venue. The host church members and their leaders had a very big disappointment on me.

The camp went on to the new venue, but I was anxious dealing with two opposing opinions, The camp lasted for 5 days and only before I leave the camp, the very person who opposes me told me that I had made the right decision. I learned that the person they intend to invite shot dead on the spot in front of his audiences. That very same night we are welcoming our delegates.

God intervened. Youth delegates went home blessed not knowing what I went through. I cannot explain how, but in the process I realized that this is the life I hold on to, a life of faith.

A Life of Journey - The Journey to Finish

As long as I live, the journey has not yet come to an end. In most instances, the Hand of God is at work. I have not seen Him, but I saw how His Hands are actively involved and at work in all the circumstances of my life. It is an exciting journey. A Journey I believed should go on and on until I reach the end. This is a life of journey and the journey has just began...


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Leonardo, this is a great story

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks Andrew! My life has full of stories that are so exciting, the journey is still on the go. I just have to trust in the Lord.

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  about 6 years ago

Nice story, yes if you have faith you have life...

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks Atif! I appreciate it a lot.

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  about 6 years ago

Leonardo: Inspirational story of the mystery of personal faith revealed.

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks James! So blessed with your comment. as the saying goes "when all limit ends, faith begins"

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  about 6 years ago

Your faith and commitment come through loud and clear in this wonderful article Leonardo. I am amazed at how young you were when you made such a deep commitment to live a life of faith. I am sure the Lord will bless you for your faith and good works...

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Juan! You are such a very kind and appreciative person. It's an honor to have you. I do thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving always the first comment. I do have a lot of very exciting experience with the way I walk the faith and this is just one of them. Each of the stages of my life up to now, they are very exciting if not surprising, but I entrust them all to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Cheers again for dropping by! God bless

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  about 6 years ago
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