“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mt. 5:16…………..
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” And He said, “Go, and tell this people…” Isaiah 6:8-9……………
I’m still in awe that the Lord took a woman as broken and purposeless as I was for decades – broken by the world around me and broken by my own sin – and transformed me into a sold out relentlessly passionate Christ follower filled with love, joy, peace, and hope with an unfathomably beautiful and glorious forever relationship with the Lord who is now out on the road full-time for Him and my little ministry as an evangelist and writer doing streets ministry with a little crew of handicapped and special needs canine companions along for the ride.
After nine months now of being in a hotel room in Virginia where He sent me for what I thought would be only a few weeks as I imagined getting an RV as soon as my house sold and traveling from place to place, He has now given me clear direction for the next step in this humbling blessed adventure He has me on of loving and serving Him. The RV may very well be for a future date, but it’s certainly not for now given the next exceedingly exciting & humbling step He has for me.
The Lord is sending me to New York City, the very place where 25 years ago this month I got sober from alcoholism and where along with New Jersey just outside New York City I was so broken it looked like I might not make it at all let alone ever have any semblance of a functional life let alone have a purpose in life like I have now and where the Lord began His magnificent plan of drawing me to Himself and saving me and bringing me into His glorious fellowship and Kingdom and using me now to help others to find and forever follow Him!
I am blessed and humbled literally beyond measure, not to mention indescribably excited, at the prospect of being sent by the Lord to such a place to love and worship Him and help build His Kingdom of followers. Some people have already said, “Oh, that place is so filled with evil!” Friend, this world is filled with evil because of the sins of humanity, and the ONLY answer, the ONLY way out, the ONLY way to be saved from this evil world and from God’s impending wrath at all of us for our sins and an eternal future in hell and the lake of fire is through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ with a life utterly devoted to Him and His ways. The Lord sends His children, His servants, His laborers, out into this world to proclaim His name, to share the Gospel, and to help bring people into His forever family and to learn how day by day to follow Him forevermore! Why would I go to such an “evil” place? For one reason alone. The Lord Jesus Christ. Because God sends His servants out into the world to bring His light into a lost and dying world. The very place so many years ago where I was mired in sin and debauchery, as hopeless and lost as lost and hopeless can be, is the very place He is sending me next to preach repentance and to proclaim His holy most precious most glorious name!
I have begun a season of seeking the Lord about the timing and details of everything from location to accommodations to transportation along with preparation including much needed rest before I go and continuing in the meantime with the ministry work He has already given me where I am, and I would very much welcome your love, encouragement, and prayers – in His name, for His glory! Amen! Hallelujah!
If you have contacts and resources in the NYC area you are led to share with me for the purpose of my reaching out to them, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to call me at 843-338-2219.