Fifteen More Years

Hi everyone.  Just felt like writing today because I have so much to be thankful for, it would be wrong towards God to keep it to myself.  Hope this helps somebody.

October is special for me because 15 years ago I was challenged with a diagnosis of Kidney Cancer.  At that time I put my faith into ACTION and today I am even more rooted in my Savior. It was actually September 1999 when I got the news, and a month later before I had my pruning.  That’s what I’m calling my surgery because of that word that reminds me that He cuts off every branch that is not bearing fruit so that my other members can bear more fruit.

There is a story in the Bible about a King, Hezakiah, who after being robbed by someone who he had confided in, he got sick. (Communing with, and confiding in the wrong people can rob you of the spirit and make you sick.)  He made some kind of medicinal paste out of figs, he prayed, and he asked the Lord for 15 more years.  I don’t actually remember asking the Lord for 15 more years but here I am here by His grace and His mercy.

The Lord has given me this time and I am  grateful for this opportunity to share the fruitfulness of growing in His spirit with anyone who has eyes to see, and ears to hear.  I am closer to the Lord because of this experience and more confident of His love towards me because even though I did not ask, He kept me all these years despite my shortcomings and lack of faith.  I can go to Him in prayer or I can read His word.  Which ever way we communicate with our Lord, let us not forget to ask, knock, and seek him above all other, for only He knows the number of our years.

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Turning Dreams Into Action In 2013

It’s been awhile since my last posting, and I really do miss the coherency of having a blog to vent my ideas, successes, and failures.  But it’s been all good.  For me it’s not about money, (short term money that is). It’s about doing everything that I know is within my God-given abilities.  Those things are always available and FREE.

Let me tell you what I’ve been able to accomplish with only $475.00 (less than $500) over the entire year of 2012. I invested in a micro business, upgraded my website and extended it for 6 more months.  I supported several local, national and international charities.  That’s what the numbers and records say.

Now for the FREE stuff.  I have a free profile at facebook, twitter, linkedin, google+, youtube, wordpress, foursquare, flicker, tumbler, slideshare, and probably a few others I have not visited since the last time I posted here.  LinkedIn says I have millions in connnections.  And there are so many groups that I am a member of that my mailbox is on information overload everyday.  I am connected to heads of major corporations and people that have studied at the highest levels of education.  I am not timid about connecting.  In 2013, using this same title from this post, “Turning Dreams Into Action In 2013, I received more responses from this one post than I got in all of 2012.

Other major responses came from a post unrelated to anything I call the business of “giving back”.   That let’s me know it’s about passion, participating in sport, leisure, resting in the joy of the Lord, laying it all down, not holding anything back, because everything belongs to the Lord.

In 2013 I’m letting go of pride. And I’m acknowledging my integrity as a believer in the Lord.  I know what I desire is not just getting money and giving it away to the poor. It’s about using all that I know I’m not using up to my potential because of little things like laziness, boredom, and pity parties.  Wanting things to be perfect and worrying about what others think.  That takes up a lot of time! And I am sick of it. It’s just BS!

Everything I do is about my hopes, and dreams.  Everything has a place and I’m the one that knows where best to put it.  The Lord is going to use my life to do something great whether I like it or not!  So I am going to experience what His love for me is. And people are going to know Him through knowing me.  I’m not holding nothing back.  Deceit and greed is going to be exposed, and if it shows up in me, so be it, as long as a moment doesn’t turn into a lifetime, and a lifetime into eternity.

That takes me back to those millions of connections LinkedIn says I have and the Klout score I get just for getting a comment or two from someone who is suppose to be somebody because of their salary, or position.  Is there anywhere in the world that men and women have not been exposed as addicts of pride and pleasure.  (I’m not going to change, even if it kills me.  And not only that I don’t care if the next generation has no one to tell them about the prosperity in giving and that this is what matters.)

I’m glad I borrowed this opportunity to write these words.  I believe my dream will wait on me, because I believe God, that he has set eternity in my heart and He has credited righteousness unto me so I may  write for a generation yet unborn.  That is the “Promise Seed”, not in my time or season, but in His time when he tells His-story of me.  Until next time…..keep knocking, the Lord will pour out a blessing you will not have room to receive.