Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It has been 15 years since I gave my life to the Lord. And every day of serving him has been my hearts desire. Its a joy like no other, the closer I get to him the more I am overwhelmed with his love. I never knew that there was such a love as this. When I preach his word my heart races and sometimes I have to stop. Because I start to cry because of the the power of the Holy Spirit and his love envelopes me and I can't help my self. I try sometimes to stop it but I cannot. God has given me his heart and it breaks when I see someone in bondage or unsaved or being tormented by the enemy with sickness. God has blessed me with his grace when I did not deserve it.
When I call he answer me, he is always there for me and waiting to teach me something new. God has given me the ministry of love and reconciliation and to share that he desires a relationship not religion. His love is the greatest thing that has ever happen to me. I know that I can never repay him, But I am going to give him all of my heart and I am going to spend the rest of my life preaching the gospel and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with everyone I meet. To not share this love that I have experienced with someone else would be the greatest sin that I could ever comment.
God I thank you for the experience of a life time. How can I express with words what you have done in my life, you are my King, my Lord, and my true Love. I bow on my knees before you, in submission of Love to honor you and protect your word, to serve with every breath that is in my body. For all that I am and all that I will be is because of you. This is My Love Letter to YOU!!!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Please forgive me for taking so long to post!! But I have been learning patience and perseverance from the Lord. I recently left the church that I was attending for 2-1/2 years. This decision was not made through malice, or haste, or of any disagreements between brothers and sisters. But after many weeks of prayer, my Lord informed me that it was time to move on. I Loved this church, so it was not easy to make this decision. But I have to be obedient. Since this time I thought I knew what patience was, buy I now have a new understanding of this wonderful word.
This has been a blessing in my life, because it has freed me to visit other churches of different denominations. Which has been a blessing, I have learned something that the church is indire need of help!! Congragations that were once overflowing have now become scarce. Everywhere we go we are asked to stay and to help with there ministry. But the Lord has not told me to stay. I know that God has prepared a ministry for me and my wife. It's hard for me to say No because I love all of these people that I come in contact with, because they are my brothers and sisters in Christ. But I have too be patient.
James tells us in 1:4, but let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and intire, wanting nothing. I have been offerd a position to be a pastor of a english service, that will be starting new. Even though this seems like the answer to my prayers I am being patient and waiting to hear from the Lord. I have heard many Christians say, don't pray for patience but I have corrected them, in love and have told them that patience is a blessing from God, and that patience produces perserverance. Just think if God didn't have patience with us there would be no grace. What if Jesus had no patience and decided that he wouldn't go to the cross, patience is love. Because we learn that we have to be patient with our brothers and sisters, those that are not saved yet and those that don't come to church.
I pray that all would learn to be more patient and the blessings that patience will bring into our lives as christians.