so i was reading criminal law today (i know, it’s not even 9pm and i’m doing school work, oh how law school changes us). and i was bored with the material, mainly because i couldn’t understand the concepts.
so i thought, why not read something else.
so i turned to Acts 2 (no, the Bible was not assigned for reading by my law school). and whatda know, my choice (or God’s) of reading turned out to be much more rewarding and exciting.
in acts luke (i believe) quotes the the book of Joel. and this is when i felt that my decision to abandon school work was affirmed by God.
“And it shall be in the last days, God says, that I will pour forth of my Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of my Spirit and they shall prophesy. And I will grant wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come. And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
i rest my case (jk)
but seriously, i feel a weight lifted off of my shoulders. i’m not here to just read and just study, but this is- the stuff of Acts 2- this is what’s going on outside of the Jamie-focused universe, the work of God looking into eternity. God has poured out His Spirit on ALL MANKIND. and salvation is for all who would confess and receive and call on Jesus.
this is exciting. and our daily lives can in Christ reflect this.