Serving those who are responding to God’s call to love.

Follow up…it’s still not hard.

I’m acting as messenger for Charlie again, but this time without notes. Ron and I were heading north on 95 when I got a call from Charlie. I really was hoping to hear about any progress made with the man Charlie met in the park, but didn’t want to push too hard. Turns out, Charlie was happy to give the update that had just happened that very day. Now…my mind is completely blown. I waited a day and slept on it hoping to come down from the clouds a little first, but I’m not sure that will happen before I start forgetting details, so here it goes. Sorry Chars if I get some stuff not quite right.

Charlie met with his friend again for coffee/lunch, did some more talking and then ran errands with him…bank, post office, basic stuff. More sharing, more bridging the man’s truths to kingdom truths. I have to say, I see clearly Charlie’s gift in talking to people. The way he was explaining it, that I dare not try to replicate, is so simple, yet so deep and complex. He uses the word “bridging” alot. We all have truths that we settle on, but they can move around…they are unsteady (read the book of James). God’s truths, when heard, will resonate. You can’t shake them. So basically, Charlie listens, and then he bridges the truths of the individual back to the truths of God where they can be anchored. I know I am not quite conveying this the way he was so clearly explaining it to me, but I have to say it was so incredible to hear how this works to bring us into revelation. Our own revelation with God…no one else’s. It’s a little bit mind blowing.

So then they parted and of course Charlie was hoping he would come to their worship night that night. You know what? He came! He came and God is working so powerfully in this man at this moment, that if you are readying this, just take a moment and lift him up in prayer. It’s powerful. This man…through one step of obedience by Charlie, one step of obedience by me, Chris Southard, Ron, Alex/Brittany, Sam/Chris, Sal/Kim, Ruth, Lisa Speech, Lisa Steger, Deanna, Ted/Tanya, Merisa, Judy, and by many that got Charlie to where he is in France, in a park, on a bench, praying with a man…has now changed this guy’s life forever. Amen and AMEN.

It gets better. Again, I wasn’t present, just heard the story, but it was a powerful night. Charlie said that never in his life had he felt the power in the room the way he did last night. The Holy Spirit was there, moving around, person to person. I have experienced this myself and so it was yet another total affirmation when Charlie shared about two girls that broke into total sobbing during this time. There are more details, but basically they were so moved that they were crying uncontrollably. This is what has happened to me when I had several experiences where I just felt like I had been given something from the Holy Spirit. I was immediately reduced to tears. Not sad tears…overwhelmed tears…nothing I have ever felt in any other experience. Ron has had the same experience and it is so powerful that you cannot convey really what it felt like. This was happening. Then Chars said a girl began singing (one that doesn’t have the strongest voice), but she sang the most angelic song he’s ever heard.
The man from the park is here…he is experiencing this. It is so powerful. He is moved in powerful ways.
The rest I will allow to remain sacred to those that were in attendance, but I can say that I feel privileged to be the messenger, to know this happened, to know that there are people all over the world doing these things, having these experiences with the Lord and that we all can be doing the same things right here at home. God is here. He does not require anything more than that to use us as his vessels. He wants our love and attention and praise. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after widows and orphans in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 27

I’ll just leave it at that. Please consider giving your whole life to God. Every piece. Every single piece. Don’t hold onto treasure here…there is nothing here that’s worth it. We can enjoy and be thankful for it, but to place our treasure here, only to give up what God intended for us is madness. Today…if you are reading and there is idols that keep you from knowing God more…just give them up. See how free you feel. Then God will be able to love through you like never before. He is love.

An expert in the law stood up once to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What is written in the Law?” “How do you read it?” The man answered, “Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and will all your mind.”; and, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said, “You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live.” Luke 10: 25-28 (continue reading Luke 10 for more).

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