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
“Step One: positioning yourself in reality “spirit—soul—body”. Man always says: body—soul—spirit. Why? Because man is body conscious first, and knows little about this spirit, but knows a lot about the body. God always says: “Spirit, soul, and body” because His … Continue reading →
We are at that time where many put themselves in harm’s way. The Great Irresponsibility summer reveals our character. Many walk contrary to the verses on the left. I first woke up to the problem in the 1990s when the Holy … Continue reading →
The Divine Space Pirates trilogy romances the genre without mercy. The science fiction is largely lost in the dominance of the relationships. Nonetheless, it’s a good dystopian scifi tale also. The characters are complex, believable, and compelling. The world-building is very … Continue reading →
We’ve been waiting for this one for a while, and it’s worth the wait. David just released a new book, & Star Wolf provides great entertainment and some spiritual truth. As you know, I regularly pan pure entertainment as a waste … Continue reading →
Importantly, the Pre-Christian Kinsmans Tree contains truth in enough measure to work well. This fantasy of a unique world at times seems to be allegorical Genesis. And, then again it’s pure fantasy. The Kinsman’s Tree is rich with meaning on many … Continue reading →
Terry wrote me and gave me a chance to read and review, Billy Graham, A Biography Of America’s Greatest Evangelist. This Billy Graham biography details the chronological events in Billy’s life. We get to see how God was able to use him … Continue reading →
Yes, I tried again—painful. Traditionally published Christian fiction is in trouble. Relevancy and popularity trumps spirituality in almost all cases. It’s confusing. Why do they bother with the Christian? I’m afraid it’s that nominal Christians and non-believers are comforted by … Continue reading →
The Kalymbrian Chronicles books one and two give us a solid American fantasy coupled with an excellent coming of age tale. A teenage boy is summoned, made king, and married in one momentous day. How does he deal with that? … Continue reading →
The coming of age fantasy Refugees offers a highly inventive world that can be a bit disconcerting. After all, the three main characters are a humanized duck, flying squirrel, and armadillo. But the suspension of disbelief comes quickly. The blurb … Continue reading →
I just read an excellent romance in The Divine Space Pirates dystopian science fiction fantasy by C.S. Johnson. It is dystopian, reads like an epic fantasy, while it’s clearly science fiction—with a nicely done romance. It’s not nearly as strong as … Continue reading →