A LETTER FROM HOME
JESUS IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, the author and
finisher of our faith and redeemer of our souls. Welcome
to A Letter From Home, It is my most sincere hopes that I
can share the passion and desire that I have for the word
of God. I have spoke to so many people that say they canít
get into the Bible. It is for those people that I weep
for. I will explain, your flesh doesnít want you to read
your Bible. However there is also good news the flesh can
be trained to do different things. You must keep prayed up
so that your spirit is stronger than the flesh.
at the Bible like this have you ever been away from home
for any reason? Maybe you spent a summer at Grandmaís or
away at camp or maybe even serving in the military. Well
you know first hand what its like to get a letter from
home right? Well I look at the Bible the very same way.
While I am here on Earth I get home sick to see my
heavenly father. So thatís when I look to the Bible itís
my letter from home and I want to know every word in it.
So kick back relax and enjoy your Letter From Home.
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I was raised up in church
from the time I was born. Seriously, my Mother had me in
church when I was just three days old. My family had a
gospel singing group that traveled all over. My parents
were both preachers and raised us up teaching us right
from wrong. My brother and I have often said that Momma
raised us with a switch in one hand and the Bible in the
other. I remember always having a fascination for the Word
of God. I drove my mother crazy asking her to buy me a
Bible before I could read. She pleaded with me that as
soon as I learned to read she would buy me one.
Well, she bought me
one just to get me to hush. This was before I even started
school and before I could read. None the less, I
Dollar Store Bible around, with pride. When we went
to church my brother or sister would help me find the
place in the Bible where the reading was coming from. I
would follow along just as if I could read. Although I
could not read I would memorize verses from the bible just
the same. When the adults were sitting around talking
about God, I could be found sitting right there with them
instead of playing with the other children. When someone
would try to quote or remember a verse and had forgotten
the verse I was only too quick to help them out. Sometimes
they would go look behind me to see if I was right.
As time went on, the
desire to know God only grew stronger and more intense. I
could not wait for my time to be called a child of God,
for the time to say I was a born again Christian. That day
finally came when I was just ten years old, at a prayer
meeting that was being held in the home of one of the
ladies from church. Well that made the desire only
stronger I wanted more, what ever God had for me I wanted.
Almost a year later
after I turned eleven years old, I received the gift of
the Holy Ghost. The knowledge of God was handed down by my
parents and my grandparents. It was like it was the family
business that we should know and I was only to eager to
learn. Whenever there was studying or preaching going on I
was there to listen. This passion of the word of God would
help preserve me thru the teenage years.
I never gave in to
temptation to drink or do drugs of any kind. I never gave
in to dating or anything that some of my peers were doing.
In a service at the church where my father was a Pastor,
one night while I was praying, God called me to preach his
word. I remember having a desire to do something that I
could not explain. This would not change thru the next few
years but only grew stronger, it would change only to have
a burning passion to know the word of God.
At the age of fifteen,
I started preaching. It was awesome because it was in my
Dadís church. Around this time is when I had another
desire, to play the guitar. One day at church I was
looking at a gentlemanís guitar and had said that I would
love to play one, I saved up my money and went and bought
one. A friend of mine showed me three chords and the good
Lord showed me the rest. (I am still playing today)
As we all know life
has its ups and downs. I was twenty-one years old when I
first got married. That was a road all in itself. Three
years later I was blessed with a daughter. Three and a
half months later I held her in my hands as she died. At
this time in my life I was still on fire for God, but I
was in a worldly whirlwind, cause for three months I did
not sleep and I learned that God is all powerful over
Heaven and Earth. My brother told me the only advice that
he could give me was to " Lean on Jesus ".
So that is what I did.
All the teaching that I had done and all the teaching that
I had heard could not bring back my little girl. That is
when I said " Ok God, I am not sure where you are headed
with this but I am willing to follow". Once again God had
sustained me and kept me.
The next year God
blessed us with another baby girl. Then two more years
later we was blessed with another baby girl. Now is when
my brother and myself was Pastorís at our own church. Life
went on with its own ups and downs. After nine years of
marriage, my wife decided that she wanted something else,
which was not me.
I fell in love with
someone that I had known my whole life. My ex-wife, my new
wife and I were friends. We were better friends than
husband and wife. She was remarried and so was I. My
brother decided to close the church due to the lack of the
congregation. Life was going on as usual, everyone knows
that we all go through trials and tribulations.
Then one day I had my
girls and I had an uneasy feeling about my ex. I needed to
get some information from her anyway so I went to find
her. I found her, and a male friend of hers. She was dead
and he was barely alive. Now my life really took a twist.
I had my girls all the time and their mother was dead. Oh
and by the way my wife had her five from her previous life
before our marriage and we had a son. Together we had
eight children. Raising these children and raising them
the way I was taught was going to be an experience that
one would never forget. So we started out like always,
praying and praying and praying. Seeking guidance and
wisdom from the Lord was something done daily, and still
My desire and passion
for God is just as strong if not stronger than ever today.
I have searched for places to worship and take my family,
none panned out for one reason or the other. I try and
teach my children all of them, daily by asking them every
time they have a problem by asking one question, "what
does the bible teach us to do in situations like this"? We
do have bible studies together today, my mom and dad are
here with us too, so that makes it more fun for the kids.
We sing and worship with songs.
One day I was
searching the internet for a Christian Chat. One that
really talks about God, one that teaches others, something
one day maybe I can join and be a part of, so I may help
spread the word of God. See I look at the Bible like a
letter from home, and I want to know every word of it,
inside and out. Then I found a place called Christianity
Oasis and the name stuck out to me, I thought well lets
see what this place is all about, and I loved it and now
my wife and me are telling every one that we come into
contact with about it .
I was raised up in
church, always being told about God, the things one should
and should not do. I never did drugs or do the alcohol.
However I have had my fair share of things thrown at me,
and still do today. I pray several times a day, read
daily, my passions and desires for God burns with desire.
I look unto God for direction. I have told God many times
speak the word Lord and your servant will go,,,, and that
is where I am at today.......
JESUS IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH !!!