For my first post I thought I would tell you a little about myself, and what I hope to share with this blog. My wife and I currently live in Northeast Ohio since January 2002; having moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to take a "once in a lifetime" job opportunity.
One thing is for sure there's nothing in life that occurs only "once in a lifetime" except for ones true acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior.
My life's story proves that God remains loving and faithful even when we're not. I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart when I was nine years old, and baptized in the Holy Spirit at thirteen. I have lived a life that has been blessed immeasurably, and yet I have sinned against God and my family in shameful ways.
Frankly, my walk has been the proverbial two steps forward and one stumble backwards. My testimony may not be the most dramatic but it is one that has uniquely prepared me to minister to others. I have always felt a calling on my life to full time ministry. I managed to substitute this calling with secular jobs or positions that would permit me the opportunity to help others.
Events over the past couple of years have caused me to totally change my paradigm in nearly every aspect of my life. The most important and significant event is my total commitment to die to self daily; through an intimate relationship with Jesus and our Father through the Holy Spirit. I’ve always felt I was walking with Jesus as my friend, but I’ve never really understood the degree that of intimacy He desires to have with us. I’m still not there yet, but it is the earnest desire of my heart to walk in a special anointing of his love.
This blog is dedicated to building up the church of Jesus Christ through His new commandment - -
“that we love one another as He has loved us.”
I truly believe that this is my purpose and my ministry: To teach His church how to love one another as He has loved us.
It is in this context that I will share my personal story and revelations God has given me concerning how powerful this one new commandment as the Day of the Lord rapidly approaches.