It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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April 23, 2010

Feeling a need to pray...

Dearest Father,

I know that I can only come to you through grace -covered by your precious blood.  Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me.  Thank you for your grace.  Thank you Lord that what matters most is what YOU think. I have not been able to pray affectively for quite some time because my life has been in upheavil.  Nothing you don't already know... I pray that even in my prodigal state - you use the words of this blog to encourage someone who is going through.  So that they know they are not alone... There are many of us Father who are at a point of unrest or filled with uncertainty at this part of your journey with you.  I know I may be only one of few who openly admits it.  But there are more of us.  Hurting, confused (which I know confusion is not of you), doubting even.  Please continue to wrap your loving arms around us.  I have to continue my journey.  I have to find answers I seek... You know my heart.  You know my actions.  You know my ways.  You know my love.  You know my faith.  Please Lord, be glorified through the words of this blog.  Reach someone who has felt alone... Its easy when you are at this point in your walk to want to just give in.  Feel like there is no point to it all.  But there is Father - because you are the same today as you were yesterday as you will be tomorrow.  And whoever is reading this needs to know that YOU LOVE THEM.  That they are not alone (even in a backslidden state).  Reach them where they are at - even as I know you are reaching me.  Help them to feel your love...

In Jesus' precious name I pray.


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