My experience in the 2016 Spring University Conference in Wales, UK, was so amazing! I was found by my friend in my first year of university, and he introduced me to the church life. He invited me over to a home meeting with other Christians. It wasn’t just a gathering of Christians, but a gathering of members of the same family, the same Body of Christ.
I was slightly taken aback as it was very different to going to a Roman Catholic Church. But I felt like I had found what was missing in my Christian life so I continued going there instead of the ‘normal’ church. I was further transformed when my same friend invited me to the conference in Wales. Being a student £115 was a lot of money for me to spend all at once, but I definitely gained more than I lost! There were many things I enjoyed, many messages and many parts that I felt happiness deep from my spirit!
I learned that to live the Christian life and church life is not to “be good and righteous” by our own standards, but to exercise our spirit unto godliness. To be Christian means that we have received the life of God and that he dwells in us in our mingled spirit as mentioned in 1 Cor. 6:17 “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.”
As such we should treat our body as a temple and always be in our spirit. The human man is a vessel meant to not only contain God, but to be filled with Him. I only really turned to God in the meetings or when I come to a distressing situation. In this way I made God a prisoner in my spirit, visiting Him only when it suited me, only according to my feelings. It should not be this way. My mingled spirit should diffuse into my mind, emotion and will.
“To exercise yourself unto godliness” means that God should manifest Himself in me. When people see us, they should see God flowing from us. In this way we can help His economy!
What impressed me the most was when a sister likened our heart to an illustration. Matt. 6:8 says “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” This means that we must be purely for God alone and for His will. However, this sister explained to me that this does not mean I should abandon things such as studying or other things that can cause us to stray from God. She said that like an illustration, having one focal point makes a better illustration than too many, but an illustration can have more than one subject. In everything God should be our focal point, our one aim!
Sharing from the 2016 Uni Conference in Wales by Michael L (London, UK) from his top enjoyment. If you attended this conference, why not share something of what you enjoyed in this time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.