Grace Saved through Christ
My name is Micah Staples. I am grace saved (Ephesians 2:8) as are all of the people who have submitted their lives to Christ. I am not perfect by any measure, however, I have found myself desiring more depth in my knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. The Lord has taken great care of me from an early age and I owe Him my loyalty because of His love and his death on the cross for me. (Luke 23:44)
Both of my parents are grace saved Christian, however, it was not always like that. At the age of approximately 5, my father left our family and eventually came to know Christ. We know that “all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
It was pleasant bliss as a child, but growing up I learned that some things you wished to know about your past could best be taught by your actual Dad. I have stayed in contact with my father as he has given his life to Christ completely and unashamedly after his exit from our family. The entire length of my life, via telecommunications and infrequent visits I have kept in touch with this grace saved man and seen growth and maturity in him.
Many people have noted the success of my mother in raising such an ornery child and they would be partially right. My life has been filled with hills and crevices, challenges and victories, pitfalls and successes. My mother has done her part to put me on the right track and for that I commend her. I have been raised in an interesting dynamic being the son of divorced parents who found themselves able to commit to the Lord at different times in their life. My mother was ready earlier in her life and my father took more time and discipline and ultimately lost out on the family because of his long journey to the cross of Christ.
My father has since become a grace saved man of God and I am thankful for him. At the same time, a life without a father sometimes is cold and lonely as you wish to be accepted wholeheartedly by who you know you came from and the acceptance of others no matter how well the intentions are doesn’t meet the “you’re not here for my mother threshold.”
Thankfully, both my mother and father supported me going to a church that taught me all about God through the Word and invested limitless resources in my education of the scripture.
My pastor of many years taught me a lot before his death approximately 13 years ago. I miss him very much but wish to hold on to what he taught me – to be a real grace saved man of God and not a slave to the flesh or the things of this world anymore. (Romans 6:20)
My goal is to reach out to as many as possible in Jesus’ name and provide solace to as many as possible. I want to be a witness to the Fire of The Lord when He chooses to move. I am thankful to Christian Leaders Institute as I am stateside and can take advantage of this opportunity. I hope to minister to the desire of the hearts of fellow believers that the lost do not go unmet due to a famine of the Word. (Amos 8:11) God bless you and thank you for your prayers on this lifelong journey. “Truly the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9-37)
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