By God’s grace, I arrived safe & sound with my special needs ministry doggies at my New Jersey hotel just outside of New York City as my latest location on the road for Jesus. I will be in the area for as short or as long as the Lord wants. He has greatly impressed upon me that this little season is for time alone with Him seeking Him, praying to Him, waiting on Him, hearing Him; for more changes in my ministry as He has already led me to some significant ones; for going into New York City to sound the warning we must repent and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ; and for some medical appointments.
I have an extreme sense I am in great need of a season of rest after 4.5 years on the road doing very intensive ministry work coupled with long-time personal challenges along with the effect the world’s trials has on us all. I will be seeking Him about what He desires this rest to look like. I am physically, emotionally, and mentally very worn out, but thankfully I am turning to the Lord with all this, drawing closer to Him, learning to trust in Him as my faith and trust need to be much stronger, and believing He has a plan for me going forth.
I am relatively quiet about much of the ministry work I do, but suffice it to say for some years now I have regularly had people pour out their hearts and stories to me from prostitutes to men on death row to people nearing the end of their lives to alcoholics and addicts to criminals, to ex-offenders, to people in jail, to people shot and raped and stabbed, to domestic violence and sex trafficking, to the homeless, to the rich headed for hell and the lake of fire because they won’t repent and turn to the Lord, to people worshiping false gods, to people trying to figure out where to get their next meal, to mean people, cruel people, kind people contemplating suicide, to people showing me their scars from suicide attempts and self-mutilation, to people who shoot up heroin, to people practicing sexual sin, and on and on it goes.
I have my own story of decades of extreme brokenness, and still face big struggles daily, and God has called me to minister to all people including much of the time to the broken, and this all combined with my being on the road for some years with no permanent residence along with caring for my special needs ministry dogs, you can only imagine the toll it all takes on me.
Why do I make the sacrifice? I have a college degree. I could get a regular job, a nice income, a pretty house, and live an easy and comfortable life. I desire to forsake all for the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for me and was raised from the dead so through Him I have forever life with the Lord. I desire to live in obedience to the Lord because of His unfathomable love for me, because of my exceeding love for Him, and because of my indescribable love for all people and my yearning beyond measure for all to turn from their sins, to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, and to truly turn to God and His ways.
Why do I desire people do this? So they will have everlasting life with God instead of forever in hell and the lake of fire forever apart from Him. So God will forgive them and His Spirit will come to live inside them. So they will have a beautiful, wonderful, blessed, intimate relationship with God here on this earth and forever in heaven.
Yes, I could go back to an easy and comfy life. But I aspire to die to self and to live unto Christ that God will use me to help people to find and forever faithfully follow Him.
I would be exceedingly thankful for your ongoing prayers & donations to help me fulfill my life’s calling for Christ. Hallelujah, AMEN!
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:7-14 KJV
“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 KJV