You know those moments when you’re driving home after a long day of work, and you’ve had an extremely busy week? You have an allotted time period between destinations where life is just quiet enough for you to take a breath, exhale, smile, and think. Over the past two years I have learned to cherish the quietness that is available inside the car, and the deep thinking that is often partnered up with it. Reflecting in thought on the past helps cement the memories into your mind, and sets up your future to be one where you are thankful for where you’ve been. Today, I found myself thinking about my past two years as an Epic Commission student.

Somehow two years have gone by where I have been a bible school student, being discipled by incredible pastors at one of the most influential churches in the mid-west! Two full years of intensive time in the bible learning the word of God, how to become a man of God, how to pray, how to be a good steward of my life, etc. When I was thinking about it in the car today, I found myself saying “man that was crazy….but praise the Lord, it was GOOD!”

These past two years have been the most “WORTH-IT” years of my life! Never having doubted whether or not I was where God wanted me to be. I Learned who I was as a person, and in Christ. I received physical healing multiple times in my body. I received an abnormally large amount of job offers, and financial provision. I was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. I learned my direction and calling in life. I was water baptized. I witnessed friends and loved ones come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I prayed with multiple people who had vision, hearing, and mobility restored. I learned so much from the word of God. And I made divine friendships that will last for the rest of my life!

Needless to say, handfuls of incredible things happened over the past two years, and I say this not to boast, but to declare that the Lord is GOOD! Two years ago, I took a gigantic leap of faith by diving into the program. Little did I know what God had in store for me. My life has been radically transformed by the grace of God, and by time spent seeking Him. Thinking about it all has been crazy, but I would not trade any single part of these past two years for anything. Sure, it was definitely a process, and I will continue to grow and develop, but Epic Commission has accelerated the spiritual development in my life by such a rapid rate! I am so thankful that the Lord has brought me here under the anointing of such gifted pastors, who have played such an influential role in my life. I have a feeling I will be thinking about these past two years for quite a while. Memories, and friendships were formed that will last a lifetime. Did I already say that these past two years were crazy? As crazy as they were, praise the Lord, they were ohhhh so good!

 

Eric Stelzer

2nd Year Student Blogger

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