Wow. I am in BIG need of BIG prayer. Please don’t worry. In the grand scheme of things, all is well – in the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of the Lord Jesus Christ. For the Lord Jesus Christ………..
But if the truth be known, I’m facing BIG challenges personally and in ministry which I attribute to a combination of how badly this world right now is turned away from the Lord Jesus Christ and how angry the devil is at me for being totally on fire for Jesus and being utterly committed 24-7 to loving and serving the Lord and telling the world about Him.
I am exceedingly overloaded with ministry work, facing logistical challenges amid it all, am addressing a doggy health issue, am dealing with some long-time very emotionally painful personal issues, am ministering to person after person with major challenges, am extremely tired, and am dealing with a yucky resurgence of my decades-long battle with an eating disorder.
The easiest thing to do right now would be to pack my bags, pack up my car with my doggies and stuff, and drive as fast as possible to somewhere easy, peaceful, quiet, calm, and cheap. And it would be equally easy to lash out at the people who have been hurting me for decades without any remorse.
But I will not bow my knee to the devil. My heart and life belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, and in HIS LOVE, in HIS STRENGTH, for HIS GLORY, I will press on right where the Lord wants me doing what He wants me doing. Telling the world He is the only way to a forever relationship with God instead of hell and the lake of fire forever – and helping people not merely to believe in Him as Lord and that He died on the cross to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead, but helping people through writing and speaking to them to follow Him lovingly, humbly, faithfully day by day and forever.
Did I mention I’m right in the thick of writing my latest book, just sent out my newest pocket-sized devotional around the United States, and can’t wait to get back to writing GOOD NEWS DAILY? Oops, guess I forgot. The nature of my life – ever trying to catch up.
Please know despite how extremely challenging things are right now – including thanks to the extreme rate of homelessness, addiction, crime, brokenness, and worship of false gods I’m seeing on the streets – I have a smile in my heart as I think of how privileged I am to be called by the Lord to spend the rest of my life helping to build His forever Kingdom of followers.
Please pray, pray, and pray. As often and as much as you are led. Thank you, thank you!
love & blessings,