Martin Luther was born in 1483 in Germany. His family was classified as peasants but his father was determined to give his son a better life. His father wanted him to be a lawyer but a storm in 1505 altered the curse of Martin Luther. Believing that ST. Anne saved him from the storm he vowed to become a monk. He devoted his life to a Monastery despite the disappointment it would bring to his father. These decisions came from a fear of hell and God instilled by an early education in the church.
His Monastery life wasn’t what he thought. It was difficult and the spiritual enlightenment he sought never was found. Along came a mentor who challenged him to focus solely on Jesus and let that become his ambition. This proved to be the stimulation needed for holy discontentment in his life. Later, Martin received the opportunity to serve the church, which led to more disillusionment. Frustrated and discouraged by the lack of leadership and integrity he witnessed, he enrolled in the University of Wittenberg to escape the madness.
This attempt was unsuccessful; he didn’t run away from the madness he was faced it head on. Time spent reading the Bible helped him see the glaring disconnect between the papacy and the scriptures. Two Scriptures, in particular, changed his life – Psalm 22:1 and Romans 1:17.
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God desires to impact the world around you but he always start from the inside out. All other mechanisms for change are fallible. Working from Salvation is the only spiritual, and logical, result of our life in Christ. Let God start a spiritual revolt within by reading his word and praying for His will to be done in us.
O taste and see that the Lord is good. In His presence and with His people