Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Acts 6:3-8
My friend Francie tells this story about becoming full of faith. “In England, there was a man who attended church and desired a closer walk with God. He went to his priest and asked how he could start this process. The priest said to think about God once a day. S the man decided to think about God every morning. He did this when he woke up and continues to live his life. There wasn’t much difference in his life so he asked the priest if there was anything more he could do. The priest said to think about God two times a day. So the man decided to think about God when he woke up and when he went to bed. And this seemed good to him. Yet he longed for something deeper. So he went to the priest yet again. The priest said to think about God three times a day. The man was beginning t o understand. So he chose to think about God in the morning, at night before going to bed and during the day. This was good for the man and he enjoyed the process. But again, he wanted to feel even closer to God. So he began to think about God four and five times a day. This process continued until eventually the man achieved an ongoing mind full of God. And having a close walk with God is continually being mindful of God.”
May we become full of faith, and full of the Spirit, mindful of you in all that we do.