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
Like many revelations from God, this one started innocuously. Are we lower than angels, no we are not? Paul makes this very clear in I Corinthians 6:3a, “Do you not know that we shall judge angels?” NKJV. I was reading … Continue reading →
Written by my wife, Patricia: As a long time reader of most of Beverly’s books, I found Tinderbox exceptionally warm and suspenseful. The characters are well developed and compelling. The plot was complex and intriguing. I could not figure it out … Continue reading →
I love writing fiction. I’m well underway with book two. In Staff of Darkness, the second book surprises immediately though that is not unusual. My goal is a second book showing spiritual power without depressing me. Second books have become a … Continue reading →
Larry Paris’ Kindle version release of The Darkened Land speaks allegorically and well. This is not an allegory like A Pilgrim’s Progress where you know what is happening by the names used. The Darkened Land is a unique place where Dark and … Continue reading →
Yes, I know this phrase comes from the I Ching, but perseverance furthers with believers especially authors. Scripture talks a lot about overcomers and overcoming. Long-suffering shows up as a fruit of the Spirit. Don’t quit remains one of the most common … Continue reading →
Christine Wachter Christian fantasy is entertaining. This book begins very dark, oppressively dark, necessarily dark, and depressing. It’s definitely fiction of a high order. It brings Truth in the midst of a world having horrors which surpass reality. Yet, it … Continue reading →
I’ve learned writing Christian fiction requires special care. This is especially true for fantasy. Creating transformational books demands Holy Spirit involvement. After spending well over thirty years on book one, I’m beginning book two. I didn’t start writing professionally until … Continue reading →
Remember the original spontaneous Holy Spirit of life? I’ve fond memories, but they were quite rare—even during the time of renewal when I was called to meet Him. [Yes, He called me. I was too stupid to even seek Him.] God’s … Continue reading →
The Staff of Light pre-release available after nearly three decades of work. I can’t tell if I’m excited, exhausted, or simply grateful to be almost done with it. The comments from beta readers have been excellent. They also provided many excellent … Continue reading →
The Christian norms promise, trial, provision give growth into maturity—what scripture calls perfection. John Hagee was talking about this in today’s sermon. Being smack dab in the middle of trial, the sermon hit me hard (or I should say, it was an … Continue reading →