Steps of Faith

Ary Scheffer: The Temptation of Christ, 1854

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I have been wrestling lately. Wrestling with the past, the present and the future. I have been adding to this site, but not with my heart and I should apologize to those of you who read faithfully.

I have been shying away from the truth that is buried within, the truth of what God wants me to do. My wife knows, in fact, a lot of people know. Only I didn’t want to admit it to myself.

I heard a sermon today from a guest speaker and I only know him as Pastor Greg from Alberta. He talked about seeds. He talked about God’s plan for us, to multiply and have life more abundantly. He spoke of the demon possessed man in Mark that came out to “scare?” Jesus.

What struck home for me was the central theme of that demon deranged man, yearning to be free. He had come from a land of darkness. Jesus confronts him (the demons, for there were many), sets him free from those demons and then sends the man back into the darkness, telling him to “Tell the people what God has done.”

I cannot get into detail about what the Holy Spirit is telling me, ever so gently. I am unemployed and I live in paradise. My church is strong, full of mature members of the body. What I can share with you is that I believe in my secret heart, that He is preparing me to go back, into the land of darkness.

I am like that demon possessed man. One day, I will share the testimony of my Christ, my personal saviour with you.

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