Being Vigilant

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be vigilant. The dictionary defines the word vigilant as to be carefully observant or attentive. The true follower of Christ is sensitive to what God’s Word has to say and is vigilant in the process of continually seeking Him. The Holy Spirit gives us the amazing ability to truly understand our reason and our purpose for being here. Even with this understanding, there is so much that we need to learn and experience about Him and who He is. We are to study God’s Word on our own private time with a prayerful and humble desire for understanding. In studying the scriptures we can verify the teachings of those we listen to as confirmation of God’s Word in our lives (Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21).

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About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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