My near death experience last week

Near death may be a little bit of a stretch. Near hospitalization and career change is probably the most accurate, although it could have been death…

Apparently passing blindly in no passing zones has been a thing lately as a friend of mine had a similar “near death” experience a couple days after mine. I will attempt to give the short version.

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Having confidence that you are where you are supposed to be.

As I was driving to work the thought came to my mind. How would I approach life differently if I had confidence that I was called to be where I am in life (at work, church, family, relationships, etc.)? What if I had a history of God being faithful to me and me to Him? If I knew God would take care of me financially would I stop striving? Would I stop worrying?

I knew I would be at peace if I had confidence that I am where I am supposed to be and doing what I am called to do at this time in my life. I felt like God spoke to my heart in that moment, Continue reading “Having confidence that you are where you are supposed to be.”

Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!

I asked my wife Cayla to be my girlfriend about 10 years ago. She didn’t say yes, at least not immediately. God used the situation to heal rejection in my life.

After talking with her mother and getting the go ahead, I went for a walk with Cayla and her best friend. During the walk I asked her out. She didn’t give me an answer, although she thought she had. Our communication has progressed a lot since then!

The next 24 hours were a bit rough for me, but God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Continue reading “Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!”

Defining Moments: Holy Spirit Do You Love Me?

When I was 18 years old I spent a year in a discipleship program. We had worship time every morning during the week Tuesday through Friday.  One morning during this time one of the pastors told us that if we asked the Holy Spirit if He loved us, He would always answer us.  The pastor encouraged all of us to close our eyes and ask the Holy Spirit if He loved us.  I think everyone said it out loud.  We then waited.  There was worship music playing in the background and about 35 students and staff present.

One by one many of the others in the room began to have emotional responses.  Some were filled with joy and others began to cry.  I stood there.  I felt all alone in the middle of the room that seated around 200 people.  My thoughts were a mess and it felt like an argument in my head. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was hoping to hear God.

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Choosing to press through and strengthening myself in the Lord

Lots of great stuff happening including me choosing to press through my feelings!

I just finished a book called Prophetic Evangelism by Sean Smith and as a result may do a book review in the future.

I was able to share testimonies of God’s goodness in my life with several different people including co-workers yesterday.  Some friends shared testimonies of what God has been doing in their life and I was encouraged.  The easiest way I have found to witness is to tell others about what God is doing in my life.

After a great day I was getting ready for work and was feeling depressed.  As I began driving to work I felt like I needed encouragement.  I then remembered that I can strengthen myself in the Lord.  I put a smile on my face and said out loud, “I chose to be part of the kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”  Continue reading “Choosing to press through and strengthening myself in the Lord”

First Blog Entry!

This is my first blog entry.  This past week involved me getting this website started and lots of other excitement.  I witnessed to someone at a garage sale and invited them to church.  My wife told me as we were leaving that they are moving out of the area…

I was able to join my pastor in praying for someone who he lead to the Lord.  Yay God!

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