Today, I got up and spent 30 minutes in prayer, just thanking God and praising Him for all the stuff going on in my life. Then suddenly, I heard His "still small voice" say "go to the men's breakfast," which was at a restaurant versus it's normal venue of the church fellowship hall.
So I quickly got dressed, and was "reminded" the location of the restaurant (never been there before) was across the street from the RV park between Kerrville and Ingram. I drive by a little restaurant which appeared to be packed out across from the RV park. I turned around and sure enough it was the right place.
There were probably 20 + guys already there from church, so I took an open chair across from 2 men that I knew. The leader of the group prayed that "we would all open our hearts to each other". The fellowship was good, which eventually led to me telling a story about a current situation in my life which was bringing so much "change" and "freedom" to an old friend of mine's life as well as to my own.
I went back home and went back to some prayer and meditation time. After 20 minutes or so, I had an "impression" to call my father. His schedule is pretty full and it is hard for us to connect on any "first phone call" to each other. So acting on "this impression", I called dad and he answered. We had a very good chat which included him sharing some ideas for marketing "THE LITTLE BOOK". Dad also talked about how I needed to write a booklet which would describe to people what "a relationship/connection to God/Higher Power" looks and feels like as he thought most people would not really know what that was or means. Dad did not know about this "CJD & GOD - 3rd Step LIVE" blog that I am doing. As I was telling him about it, he said "you are on point, son, go with it". He said he had been thinking about this idea (THIS BLOG) for several months and just now remembered to tell me. For me his words were "confirmation" from God above thru my father on earth that I was on track.
As I began to get back into a mediation mode, the the Holy Spirit reminded me of a preacher friend's kids' lemonade stand that was going on about 3 miles from my house. The impression was strong that I needed to go and encourage and affirm what these kids were doing. I had never been to the house before, but with an address and the Holy Spirit as co-pilot, I found the lemonade stand. The kids were cute - 4 girls and 1 boy I believe ages 5 to 9 maybe. The lemonade was $1/glass. Had several glasses, and then paid them a tip to sing me some jingles and Christian songs which their dad had said earlier they would do. The jingles were priceless . . .
After that I came home and was getting readhy for a run in the heat, when my phone rang . . . it was one of my innercity ministry buddies who needed some prayer for some situations in his life. We spent about an hour talking and praying for his situation. God gave me several prophetic "words" and "pictures" to share with my friend. By the time we got off the phone, we both had "peace" about his situation and its changing to his favor.
With my running clothes still on, managed to get out of the house and go for a hilly 2 mile run, which afterwards required some deep meditation time, aka "a nap".
Later on tonight, I had child care duty in the nursery where I found myself busy trying to teach 15+ kids ages 2-4 about God's guidance and protection and leading thru the story of Moses escaping from Pharoh thru a Red Sea that God parted. God gave me "the peace and joy and patience" to manage thru this 2 hour "gig" which was full of giggles!
At the end of the night, I felt a "leading" to go to Culver's restaurant with a friend of mine. As it turned out this person needed a listening ear as well as some affirmation. So this is how my day went . . . as you can see, very little of it was "planned" by me . . . I just tried to "find the flow" of the Holy Spirit and let Him speak to me and guide me throught out the day! It was a good day! Headed to bed now . . . CJD
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