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
Just avoid preaching with character witness in daily life. Has it dawned on you yet that preaching is primarily for evangelists? For most of us, the simple sharing of what the Lord has done in our life recently is a … Continue reading →
But, seek the anointing constantly minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-by day. These are perilous times. We need a fresh word from the Lord constantly—if we want to be fruitful in these changing times. At this time, the change is constant, and relentless. … Continue reading →
Creator’s Call Spirit-Filled Christian Fantasy by Costas Iuannou was a book I tried to avoid reading. It’s dawned on me that was the Enemy’s work offering mental arguments which I accepted without question. After forty-seven years, I bought the lies … Continue reading →
Graphic symbology — how the Spirit blows out the Law It includes it but goes much beyond what the Law can handle. 7-point star: single point up is the Holy Spirit, single point down it’s the Law. Remember, this is … Continue reading →
Now the Truth & Beauty cover release has arrived. Book Two: Truth & Beauty Village was finished June 20, 2021, This one was really fun to write, Jesus moves in power to establish a safe place from which to minister. Truth … Continue reading →
Christian artists scattered like salt in the world is part of the Kingdom of God. Salt seasons because it’s scattered at a molecular level. Clumps of salt are normally too strong to handle—or even be pleasant. If you look around, … Continue reading →
Writing blessing witness causes growth and foolish surprises. It’s still amazing that I’m surprised or growing. As I’ve been sharing what the Lord has been doing for me in writing fiction, I’ve been blessed far more than I expected. Now, … Continue reading →
I’m genre hunting trying contemporary christian fantasy and it’s a hard sell. Urban fantasy has far too much worldly stuff. Christian contemporary doesn’t normally have spiritual warfare and miraculous events. Paranormal implies that you really have no idea how to … Continue reading →
War on Canyon Road Cover reveal announces the real fight as satan brings serious spiritual warfare to the world-class fine art neighborhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Book 4 of the Ascended Light Miraculous Reality series The normal process continues. … Continue reading →
Polished prose often misses the mark, we need to remember how Paul fought that problem vigorously. I did not come with superiority of speech or wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you … Continue reading →