(Put this short thought on Facebook earlier today. Thought I should put it here for those of you who don’t have Facebook, either by acident or design!)
I love the story of Mary visiting Elizabeth. True fellowship when the Spirit of God is at work involves affirming the presence and action of God in one another and growing to an understanding of God at work in us that we could never have arrived at alone. Is there someone you could affirm in the waiting time before the dawn of Christmas Day?
It is you Kenny that I must affirm. I believe it was back in 2007 when I still had GodTv that I happened to hear you teaching. It was the quiet sincerity of it that kept me listening. No hype no shouting. Wonderful and real so I tried to find more of your teaching because I was searching for the real Jesus not dead religion. Then you said something so simple and yet profound –sheep bite–. I knew at once that you had been bitten and you had survived. I knew I was guilty in the past out of religious ignorance of being the biter and now I was a bitee as it were! (I believe that also falls under chewed up and spat out!) Well I laughed and I cried and I laughed and I knew that I was moving on with Holy Spirit and I was going to survive too! I was going to escape the religious box I had almost been nailed into and continue on the journey the Lord had for me. That teaching was a Word in time and on time from a real shepherd and I have never forgotten it. On Nov 7 of this year the Lord reminded me of you so I began looking on line. How amazing our God is. I laughed and I cried tears of joy and thankfulness as I found and read your blog. You see, I had asked Him to lead me to those that still practice sound teaching! Reading your blog was the Lord showing me that there are those that still believe His Word and aren’t afraid to live it. What a delight. I wanted you to know that here I am, many miles away in rural Wisconsin, a life touched by your obedient service to the sheep.
God bless you and your dear wife! I am praying for you both! Merry and blessed Christmas!