|Posted on February 8, 2019 at 12:45 AM||comments (67)|
After preaching in the subway for many years to the general population, as I was seeking the Lord even in the midst of some challenging personal discernment battles over what the Lord wanted me to do, I finally asked Him a point-blank question, "what do you want me to do?" The answer was both succinct and clear, "I want you to preach to the Jews!" This wasn't necessarily what I wanted to do and it would be another step-challenge in obedience to the Lord, because of the command's additional requirement, which would include being even more visibly public above ground, because I knew the location already, that is, at least where it was He wanted me to start. It was also personal for two reasons. The first is that I had grown up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and the second because my father had revealed a short while before he passed, that he himnself had a desire and unfulfilled vision to preach to the Jews in that same neighborhhod near the synagogues, stating this to me when I don't think he knew of my subway activities. After a few short trials preaching specifically to the Jews, some time elapsed because of a change in my weekly schedule, but when re-seeking the Lord again for direction, once again I was reminded by the Lord of His desire for me, and I was given a very clear sense that "preaching to the Jews" was a very deep desire of the heart for Jesus. Knowing what to say and how to say it, when and where, is something you can pray for me for.
|Posted on February 7, 2019 at 1:05 PM||comments (173)|
I'm not sure about staring this blog, so its kind of a trial-thing, to see what fruit it might bear. I'm not a blogger and do not care to take the time to do it, and for other reasons are hesitant, but we will see. The time is short! On top of Facebook, and then minimally...Twitter, Instagram, YouTube - none of which I would do except for pastoral reasons because I think people should spend less wasteful time there, but nonetheless, they spend time there.....who wants to spend time competing for people's attention (or affirmation) when there is real life to be lived out and people do not need to know everything you are doing and everything you are not doing, especially when most people aren't interested anyways, except in themselves, unless they are busy-bodies. But, let's see if and how the Lord might use this in this current day of social-media saturation.