Christian Living

Spiritual Life

Begin From Within

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Author Biography

    Ruel “DC” DeCastro has served the Christian Broadcasting Network for over 31 years and is currently a member of the Direct Marketing team. He is a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. DC and his wife Tracee have two daughters—Morgan and Mya—whom they love very much.

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Every destination has a starting point: the place where you begin your launch and the first step that sets things in motion.

Whether it’s putting one foot in front of the other, or turning the key in your car’s ignition, nothing happens without that beginning.

The same applies when connecting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our starting point always begins with our approach. As we enter His presence, we approach Him with humility and respect, asking that He forgive us from our sins. When we commit to turn away from our self-centered human nature, we activate our faith and believe that it’s only by being connected to Him that we can truly walk in His will. Once we make that turn from our ways to His ways, He guides us in the direction He wants us to go.

Jesus said, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

Like the paralyzed man in Matthew 9:2, once his sins were forgiven by Jesus, he could not wait to receive his miracle, and after He obeyed the Lord and picked up his mat, he didn’t just walk. He jumped and then walked all the way home.

The act of humility along with repentance and obedience set everything in motion. That was the starting point that helped to launch his breakthrough.

I encourage you to identify your starting point every time you enter God’s presence. Then, anticipate the blessings that comes from a connected life of faith-filled prayer to Him.


Scripture is quoted from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. 

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