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
OK! The title’s for SEO. But, Stealthy Redemptive Fiction works well for reality when it’s Vikki Kestell’s Nanostealth series. I’ve read Book 1, Stealthy Steps, or book 2, Stealth Power. Book 3 comes forth June 2. It’s hard to wait. The Nanostealth Series Book 1 started a … Continue reading →
One of the things I’ve been following is a youtube subscription by Daniel McCay called the Jeans and a Tshirt Jesus teaching series. He’s been offering solid teachings you might find helpful. He’s just talking out of his kitchen, so don’t expect … Continue reading →
One of the difficulties of Christian fiction is Romans 8:28. “All things work to the good…” Happy endings edify, if you tell Truth. Life is hard, right? Our task is to tell a compelling story while dealing wih these Truths. … Continue reading →
As an example of Redemptive Science Fiction Firestarter is an intriguing tale. This is speculative science fiction with a core of truth—probably. As Vance says in his intro to Firestarter: “I hope I have created a story that is enjoyable to … Continue reading →
The Emerald Enigma Space Drifters falls short for me. A dextrous bit of entertainment fluff, I always expect much more from Enclave publishing. The tradepub blanket smothers the truth—again. I read a space opera parody, I think. I think many find … Continue reading →
The Bloodheart is a supposedly Christian fantasy by an excellent writer who pulled the punches, really badly. Sky ships nasty villains in a bit of entertaining fluff tells it all. While I enjoyed the authorial dexterity, there is nothing here but entertainment. … Continue reading →
The key to our spiritual growth is simple. Submit therefore, His workmanship we are. We can’t do anything to make ourselves more spiritual. We can only submit, follow, and obey. Submit therefore, His workmanship we are Hopefully, I have your attention. … Continue reading →
Book two in the Stonegate series by Harry James Fox is Christian dystopian military fiction with a medieval twist. This is a very interesting tale of life a hundred years from now in the Central Rockies and the Front Range. Having … Continue reading →
Transhumanism enters mainstream politics and it’s an opportunity for us—plus a cause for prayer and wisdom. It’s Luciferian doublespeak with a serious twist—this guy is what looks like a viable politic candidate with some very attractive options for technological enthusiasts. He … Continue reading →
If you like long reads [I do], in The Starlight Chronicles, C.S. Johnson has written an epic Christian urban fantasy. It’s a 7-book series. It will keep you enthralled for a week or more—depending upon how compulsive you are. It seems completely outside … Continue reading →