This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. (1 Peter 2:21) As many of you know, I grew up with the historical Jesus, but when I was actually introduced to Him as the Christ of GOD, I really struggled. I loved that I’d come alive and what I’d just experienced and genuinely wanted more, but I struggled to let go of all the bling and crud that the world was offering, so very craftily, I turned to a woman that I knew was praying for me and in effect, I made her my intercessor. I didn’t believe that because of my life choices my prayers would even hit the ceiling, so I bombarded her with all my prayer requests. She was lovely, and this relationship would have probably gone on forever – but GOD had other ideas – He didn’t want one of His kids as badly bound up as me! And so for over 35 years, He’s been showing me day by day, how to live the kind of life Jesus lives and how it can be done, step-by-step!