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
Please, drop the insidious experiences — before the nominal and non-believers lose their chance to meet the Lord. I got into it with a couple guys in one of the groups I admin. I can’t seem to explain that we … Continue reading →
The focus grows continuously becoming more urgent to me. I’ve been in a serious time of prayer about what I should be doing next. My belief is that He has kept me alive this long because He has something specific … Continue reading →
Your book lacking rebirth horrifies me. If I were the type, I could sob from the sadness. There are so many who write so much better than me who have no transforming witness in their books. We’re out of time … Continue reading →
Yes, glorifying Godly marriages fictionally is the core of all my fiction. It’s the solution for “it’s not good that man should live alone”. The image of God is man, woman, & the Lord living as one. What is always … Continue reading →
The entertaining indictment of your amusement reveals evil. There is nothing worse as a description of Christian ministry. How can I say that? Let’s define some words. Entertain means: To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which … Continue reading →
Is The last Rosh Hashanah arriving this year? Every year I wonder. This year it seems more likely. If you wonder what the heck am I talking about, it’s simply about the importance of Jewish feasts. Jesus fulfilled Passover and … Continue reading →
Never forget humble repentance for growth. I learned that one afresh this past week. In the last post I shared about receiving the anointing. It was, and is, the truth. However, this week I was caught in a need to … Continue reading →
A deeper faith for Christian fiction amazes me in recent days. I just finished the second series out of my world build for Albuquerque in the future. I had no idea what to write next. As you may have noticed, … Continue reading →
Developing a personal Christian theme changes lives, if you can get in touch with the Holy Spirit throughout your writing process. This takes focus and intentional acts. But, at the very least it will change your life, as a writer. … Continue reading →
Christian urban fantasy defined for me as I get started anew. It’s time for a new book. I’m drawn to Urban Fantasy because my stories are too edgy for Contemporary or even Paranormal Romance. Besides, my characters tend to know … Continue reading →