Let the redeemed of the LORD say so.
Whom HE has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your creator and become like HIM.
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let GOD transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know GOD's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
To really thrive....to grow....continually....you must stay close. To stay close to the Lord....to actually live in His love....mercy....grace....you have to work at it. Talking to Him on a continuous basis....reading His Word....His awesome Word....being careful of how we live....draws us closer and closer. That's what I want....how I want to live....close to my Jesus!! I have found that I am not full of answers....I need to keep learning and gaining more and more knowledge....in the Word. Jesus is my strength....I gain strength from no one else. Jesus is my Rock and fortress. But....most of all....Jesus is my Savior. I may fail Him daily however....Jesus has never failed me and He never will. I have had....and sometimes still do....many dark places of my own making in my life. But Jesus....Jesus is the Light that lights all my dark places now. I just need to keep walking with Him and not get off the path that He has laid down for me. Thank you Lord for all that You have done for me!!
Psalms 18:1-2 & 28
1 I love you, Lord; you are my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
28 You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.