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
Android Uprising is a truly fun book of solidly Christian cyberpunk dystopian YA. Den has developed a wonderful series. I’m praying for the Lord to anoint it for the readers. This is what I hope for with Christian fiction of this … Continue reading →
If you’re like us, a great performance of the complete Messiah is a wonderful Christmas treat. We saw an excellent performance Handel Messiah on youtube last night that was a real joy. … Continue reading →
The Fifteenth Article by Linda Wood Rondeau presents a book with an inventive Christian dystopian future. It has a clear development of an evil godless government with a strongly persecuted believer minority. The characters are intriguing, though I can’t use compelling. … Continue reading →
This year sent discipline, discipleship, and rejoicing Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been learning to truly rejoice in my troubles and sorrows. Yes, I genuinely feel joy as the Lord works deep, gut-wrenching change to my character. My drug-crazed hippy days caused a … Continue reading →
The importance of our authorship shows up in this phrase, not word peddlers but rhema sharers. Remember, rhema is a specific personal word of God generated by the Holy Spirit. This is the Greek word used in Ephesians 6 as … Continue reading →
A huge asteroid cometh as we are told: “The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures … Continue reading →
Daily Deliverance shows victorious living and a way to develop a place of peace in which to write your books. Many believers, especially those from mainline church or those new in their faith have never been shown how simple it … Continue reading →
Extreme Speculative Christian • The Chronicles of the Sons of None blows the walls off the category—not! Like many books in the category, speculation rules and Biblical is left far behind. As a promoter of redemptive fiction, I hate to … Continue reading →
I received a YA utopian thriller the other—an end of the Millennium thriller. Named The Final Prophet, this story of the final end of days was an uplifting joy to read. Though some might find too much teaching, the tale would … Continue reading →
“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” John 12:40 MEV You cannot be saved by figuring it out. The Lord … Continue reading →