I am so glad to hear that God is ministering to you brother. You know God has really been teaching me some real important stuff lately about how to walk out the Christian life. I have been going back continually to 2 Peter chapter one. We start out with faith in God and then as we add those things mentioned to our lives and begin to walk them out, then we discover we are walking in the love of God.
Even Paul in Ephesians 4 after dealing with the faith aspect of knowing God through faith in the first 3 chapters gives a very similar list of thing we need to be diligent in adding to our faith now that we are saved.
I like practical applications so I can then work at with the help of the Holy Spirit to apply them to my life. The enemy tries to get us caught up in loop holes and such so we will not spend our time and energy becoming vessels where the love of God can touch the world.
So I pray for you Walter that God will renew your strength and bring you into renewal in your life.