Not being the shy type, I have no difficulty in saying Hello! to everyone out there.
I am truly greatful to have found this site - it's getting hard even on the internet to find a place to share thoughts where people are actively interested in each other as they follow God.
I was called last year to write articles in a non-churchlike manner about Jesus for those that are unchurched and unlikely to be, as I am not in competition with any living Church.
I write what the Holy Spirit inspires me to write, but that means He chooses the topic and the points to be made, and I'm responsible for making sure that what I write is in line with Scripture.
I am orthodox, but not traditional; a literalist when it comes to dividing Scripture; and a Zionist in the best sense of the word, wanting what Israel wants for itself, and praying that along the way, they will find Jesus as well. I worry a good deal for them, and everyone else in the world, believing with my whole heart that we are in the terminal generation.
I am ordained to be an evangelist, and was stunned at being called. I was even more startled when I got my website up to discover that people were finding my site. I was overwhelmed when I got cards printed for my site, and started accosting complete strangers, asking them if they knew anyone who might be interested in God, but who would not be likely to go to a church.
Strangely, people are interested. I have the pleasure of finding Christians everywhere I go, or people just looking for a relationship with God.
I have even contacted old friends and associates, and asked them to review my site, and if they found my articles acceptable, to pass my website around. To my surprise, they agreed, because I don't want to compete with any congregation, and only want to reach the 'lost' relatives and friends of those who do attend a church.
I am blessed not to need funding for my site, which is very simple, and I need not use even my tithes or offerings for my ministry, though I am considered 'poor' in America. That is rich compared to just about everywhere else, and God meets all my needs, and most of my wants!
Most of all, I have wanted to find other saints to 'talk' to regularly, to give and receive comfort, to ask questions and answer them.
I am quite obsessed with God, and am blessed to have several hours a day to concentrate on Him, and His people. Being disabled these past 11 1/2 years, I have more hours than I have available brothers and sisters in Christ to talk to, particularly since very little of note happens to me. My friends are very kind and giving, but they have busy lives in which I do not want to intrude too much. And though all my friends and neighbors are Christians, and love to talk God, I fear I can be a bit overwhelming in my constant 'Godtalk'!
I live alone in my little house in the country, which in Southern California is somewhat of a miracle to have found, with my cherished Coyote Mutt, Chance. My Dad, aged 82, and a recent convert to Christianity, (Praise be to God!), lives just two miles away. I have good neighbors and good friends, and lack nothing but better health, which my Doctors are working on.
My disability is from an auto accident, in which I broke my neck, and scrambled my brains a bit. Fortunately, God used it all for good, and gave me three different healing miracles in the last 7 years. What I didn't know was that He was getting me ready to serve Him.
Most of the time, pain aside, (and oddly, I can put it aside for several hours a day) I find myself in great enjoyment of the restricted life I have been given. Being somewhat scholarly by nature, I have not found it oppressive to be housebound, and just now beginning to drive again, and consequently, receive better health care.
I take communion most mornings, then pray and worship God. I read, I watch the best teachers that are on television, I study, and I write. I also spend some time keeping up with the world, and watching all the signs of the times.
Yes, I greatly want to be healed, in my body, my mind, my soul, my psyche, and my spirit, so please, do pray for me. But mostly, pray for me to reach a few stray souls for God with my website.
Blessings to you all,