Sitting at my pub style table I begin to write…write what is on the Lord’s heart or mind. When I see the Lord, I see vibrant expression. The Lord is Holy and Righteous…at the same time accessible by us humans!
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Here in lies the story of my soul searching for the right way to travel. The right path and the right thing to say and do. Life gets so complicated that at times I feel like I need a PHd in science or math or engineering to comprehend the vastness of God’s Kingdom.
Today is a day off from the truck and there is snow here in Redding, California…even though we are at 560 foot elevation. Amazing how God creates weather. People have been working at figuring out weather for most of all mankind, and still, no clue! I think that is why attempting to figure out God is also futile.
Writing is one of those activities that takes time and thought and fortitude. I look down the road to writing about 300 pages or so and I see but 177 words in the counter that I could get a bit frustrated at my lack of ability. But you know what, I am not writing to create a masterpiece, no, I am writing to begin the process of putting all my dreams or rather my vision of Gospel Evangelist Church into readable format. I don’t plan to correct or edit most of this, at this time. I just want to write as the words flow from my fingers onto the keyboard. I am also beginning this in my wordpress blog platform, in sort of a blog post, one page at a time.
Performance Orientation is a problem I just finished writing about to my good friend. I see that this problem comes up at times. Usually with Christians who want or have a great desire to do something for the Lord. Discerning the difference between performance and faith is muddy at times. Faith says, you just keep moving. Performance says, you must achieve and be successful. Can you see the difference? Writing this 2017 BOOK is about faith. Performance has nothing to do with it…why should it? If I just keep moving in the direction of the Lord, the Holy Spirit is along side of me, or rather I am along side of the Holy Spirit, don’t really know which way it is said correctly, doesn’t matter…what does matter is my heart is pointed towards God. Last night my neighbor and I had a magnificent time in worship! My heart was with the Lord and I knew that God was hearing my worship. This was not about performance or how good I can be before the Lord, no! It was totally my love for Him! Not about my abilities…no, it is about my heart!
Writing is way for me as a preacher to record some unusual thoughts that may be difficult to say out loud. Not really sure if that is true, but I do feel this desire to write and to express myself in writing. I am not writing as this time to tell a story or explain anything that is like a textbook. Rather, I write to say prophetic things that flow out of me. Hey, I am up to 547 words… how words fly by when you’re having fun! I’m done for now, 500 words is about 2 pages of a normal published book…my objective is 75,000 words or about 300 pages roughly for my 2017 BOOK.
TO BE CONTINUED…