Today begins a new offering to the Lord and to you. It will be an irregular sacrifice called:
The Fire of His Presence
It’s the result of a lot of prayer, repentance, and deep cleansing from the Holy Spirit. Actually, at this point, I am merely recognizing how much cleansing still needs to be done in this 41-year-old believer. Since the Lord called me out of my drugged stupor January 15, 1974 it has been a wild ride. He’s accomplished a lot.
But in many ways, He’s accomplished more in me over the past few years than he did in the first four decades. Minnesota 2005-2015 has been another wilderness experience for me, much like West Virginia was in 1978-80, New Mexico was in 1983-91. As you can see, stubborn that I am, it’s taken a little longer each time [because, of course, I thought I was in good shape].
Presenting yourself as a living sacrifice
“I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship.” Romans 12:1 MEV
Silly me! I thought I’d been doing that. But then a sacrifice dies, and my old man was still kicking and screaming. So, I’ve been asking the Lord to kill it off completely. More and more I want to be a tool in His hand (the Master builder/carpenter/craftsman/Creator).
So in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, I intend to share what He’s doing. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
A list of posts: Newest to Oldest
Again, we need to cover rarely taught reality: Discipleship teaches discipline and applies Truth to develop character. This remains a central truth in the Christian walk. We rejoice in our suffering—knowing what it teaches. It’s a PITA (pain in the … Continue reading →
It’s been a hard couple of years waiting for the next book, but Guy’s stories have only gotten better. Sentence structure is still an issue, but the tales are bold and fearless. Press on through for the truths revealed are … Continue reading →
The modern American church has largely forgotten the training of the Lord—the idea that suffering brings discipleship for those desiring closer fellowship with Him. I am including, below the line, a short teaching from John Wright Follette from the book of his … Continue reading →
The Jesus Boy by Sean Elliot Russell gives us a wonder. This spirit-filled superhero Jesus boy presents an urban fantasy as an extension of true reality. The wondrous events ring true even though we know this is fiction. It’s clearly … Continue reading →
I just finished a spirit-filled thriller romance from Rosalind Morris called The Wages or The Gift and really enjoyed it. That says a lot because I quit reading thrillers a couple years back because of boredom and I’ve not enjoyed romances … Continue reading →
My only real complaint about Kinsman’s Tree [book 1—free] was that it was a pre-messiah spirituality. Tim Hurst spirit-filled fiction Æglet’s Answer fulfills my hope—better than I could have imagined. In a bold move, he has taken a wonderful, highly imaginative … Continue reading →
Kingdom Come, by Justin Coogle, has exciting spiritual warfare surprises for you. The blurb reads like a Roman Catholic nightmare. But the book is really much better than that. Because of the obvious RC setting, I was concerned as I started. … Continue reading →
As the apostasy grows, the Spirit-filled meeting scarcity grows worse also. We are told how church services are supposed to work. When was the last time you saw a meeting like this? Paul gave a clear glimpse of what is … Continue reading →
I’m always excited to receive another book by Celesta Thiessen. This time I found Freedom’s Heroes written large in this surprising Christian YA Scifi. Celesta’s deceptively simple stories always intrigue the mind and bless the spirit. She loves dystopian scifi and … Continue reading →
This year as I wish you a Merry Christmas I want you to think of what really happened. This cute little baby was opening of the battle to bring down the enemy of all believers. Bringing down the creep — … Continue reading →