My early Christian experience included 3 years involvement with Teen Challenge. A year of that was spent on David Wilkerson's ranch in Texas in a leadership training program. While there I had the privilege of hearing Leonard Ravenhill speak. Cool experience by which I am still influenced after 30 years.I could identify with the life they lived and the things they believed and taught us. I felt I had an extraordinary calling on my life, but in my early 20's I did not know what to do with it.I entered the business world and became involved in my local church. I am a slow learner. It doesn't work well trying to put an extraordinary twist on an ordinary life. It is all or nothing with God. His calling is without repentance.I have come full circle. As He allowed Israel to wander for 40 years, I feel He has allowed me to wander for 30. I am convinced we must come to the end of ourselves to find God as He is able to be found. Having found Him as I have, I have found all previous pursuits to be meaningless. Hudson Taylor is quoted in the book 'Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret' to have said, 'God does not give us overcoming life, He gives life to those who overcome'. God has a way of bringing hardship sufficient to accomplish His will in our lives. It is not fun when He does, but when He decides to, His sights are set and He will not dumb it down. I am now glad He didn't. I look forward to exploring this sight and participating in this forum.Mike
Hi there, brother!Thank you for sharing your story. May the Lord bless you by the many wonderful resources available here! :-)
Welcome Mike. Thanks for sharing that brief testimony of God's relentless pursuit of that which was lost.In Christ,Ron
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Thanks,I have Judgement Seat. I will check the others out.Mike
Hi bro,I had just sign up. Can u teach me how to go about to use this sermonindex.net to share, ask, discuss and reply? :-o And also, by the way, what is "ip" on the top right hand side?Thanks & may God Blessed u!
joeneedgod wrote:Hi bro,I had just sign up. Can u teach me how to go about to use this sermonindex.net to share, ask, discuss and reply? :-o And also, by the way, what is "ip" on the top right hand side?Thanks & may God Blessed u!