An online JESUS NET@work…
|Calling all Christians…
Let us all over the world, in every body of Christ… locally and long distance… PRAY! In every church and every people, joined together in unity… ‘One New Man’… with One Psalm and many prayerful petitions… for such a time as this!
Years ago now, I had been asked by a couple of wonderful friends at NorthernChristian.org to present a ‘short-bio’ of who I am. And even though they did not know me as a close neighbor geographically, they knew how difficult a task, writing a ‘short-bio’ would present me. ;) [I'm still a long talker!]
“Who am I, O Lord, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?”
I had been honored by my friends, to announce to you WHATs NEW4Events a year after they had helped me in its creation. However blessed, I still couldn’t wrap my head around how I got to that place. You see, a couple of years before nnyphishnet’s birth [on June 5, 2010], I was completely afflicted by a condition I called “technologically challenged”. I also had a lot to say at that time, and the times that followed [having been overwhelmed daily by all He had to say to, or did for- me], but sadly nowhere to share it. When suddenly, the Lord laid on my heart (and plate) to ‘build a website’ ["PHISHnet"]… an on-line Jesus net @work.
“This just had to be a mistake”, I thought. I would be the last person He would use for this or any task. And after numerous conversations with the Lord on His obvious error in choosing me, I conceded and began looking for assistance.
For years, I had searched and bugged people, to no avail. Until that day… the day I had lost all hope and I cried out…
“O my awesome, wonderful, graceful, and all powerful God (who has been way too good to me)… “Why do You keep me here???” I fail You at every turn. People have said this and that about me, but how can any of this be… I am a nobody and ‘I’ve got nothing’ without You, and I can prove it’… I don’t even have a job.
My identity isn’t even worth borrowing, so there is no worry of it being stolen. I can’t do what You have asked of me. You must have mistaken me for someone else or sincerely overestimated me. I can’t possibly be the one You think I am, can I? So God… what do You say? “Who am I, exactly?” and “Why am I here, in this place, at this time?”
For so long, I’ve failed at getting the job done. I feel useless in building Your kingdom here. I know that You are in and can do all things, but my heart so wants to delight Yours Jesus, that my weakness cripples and breaks mine. So here it is… if You want a website… ‘please’… You are going to have to build it Yourself, miraculously implant this ability in me, or place someone in my path to teach me.”
I am here today to tell you… HE did all three. Within days of my prayer, I received a forwarded email announcing a FREE…
“:: UPCOMING WEB WORKSHOP :: Mark your calendars! We will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00am to Noon (location TBA). We will cover website building, effective use of on-line social networking (like Facebook and Twitter), and other on-line concepts for churches and ministries.”
The workshop was at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and even you must realize by now… that I was there w_a_y passed Noon… 8-). [THANK YOU♥ PAT & PATTY at NorthernChristian.org!]
I did not walk away from this day with two computer programmers to do my bidding, but rather two awesome friends who joined me in fellowship, networking, and love… as teachers. The Lord had given them a heart bent on ‘training me up in the way I should go’. And I THANK GOD for them. My journey since June 5, 2010 has been miraculously God… HAPPY BIRTHed DAY nnyPHISHnet! We did it! Thank You Lord!
I repeat myself when I tell you that “I hate reading & writing, and I can prove it!” It was not until the Lord wrestled me to the ground ["Get on your face before Me, and tell Me who it is, you love!"], that I could do either… or well. To this day, I remain “technologically challenged” and without a doubt- nothing without Him.
I believe that God doesn’t call the “righteous” [where's His testimony there?], but rather, He makes right [and causes all things to work together for good]- the called.
If you like what you see, hear, or feel, don’t thank me… Thank Jesus! For all the things I’m not, there’s Jesus! For all the things I am, there’s Jesus! For all… Stands Jesus!
“Behold, I [Jesus] stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” [Revelation 3:20]
So here I was, at the sort-of end of my ‘short-bio’, and I hadn’t even scribed a tip from the proverbial iceberg of testimony, blessing, or biography, of ‘who I am’ and how far I’d come… with Him. I could have qualified myself with a resume of worldly credentials, but I count “all that” as nothing, compared to the honor and glory of serving God. It is in Him alone, I qualify.
Jesus is my only religion. My church is the Kingdom of God. And I stand and proclaim… for Unity in His body, awaiting His revival and second arrival… “The Kingdom of God is near!” And when we are all on the same page… “WOW GOD!”
I have often said “If you have to ask me if I am a ‘Christian’, then I am not doing my job.” Shouldn’t the Spirit and the Light go before me, announcing my faith? So I ask you “How am I doing?” And when I ask the Lord “Who am I…”- I can’t help but look to you and ask “What do you see?” Shouldn’t it be you and your letter of recommendation, who writes on my behalf?
“Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” [Psalm 37:4]
“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” [Matthew 21:22]
1 Timothy 15:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; 14 and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. 15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 16 Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
If He can do any or all of this for me, He most certainly can do any or all things for YOU- as well!
Jesus drew a line in the sand for…
An online JESUS NET@work…
So what’s going on in The Kingdom?
Jesus built it. We need to run it. Jesus asked Peter three times “Do you love Me?”. My spirit receives this message as… we are to do the will of the Father, serve our Lord Jesus, and be guided by the Holy Spirit 24/7.
It’s not when we feel worthy of the call, or when we feel we have the resources, or when or to whom we feel like tending to, but…
24/7 Jesus said “Feed MY sheep”
(Seriously- How will they know if no one tells them?)
So- this is how I propose to start this…
Every so often I will highlight a worship song or songs that speak to my heart, wake me up in the morning [or middle of the night], I find myself singing, or just because He says so… and post it here.
“Lord I need You!” [whether sung by Chris Tomlin or Matt Maher] is and has been right along, one such song.
Another of my long time favorites by Chris Tomlin is…
“I Will Follow!”
I believe, one of the ways the Lord works to accomplish this task ["Feed My sheep!"] in me, illuminates from this website.
+ Where “In Christ, daily…” is the Home page,
“Welcome to In Christ, daily…” is the House for
Dr. Charles Stanley and InTouch Ministry’s
daily devotionals… to follow, keep right. The last is first. [The last entry ended a few years ago :( so not to infringe on any copyright laws. I just love how the Lord used (uses) Dr. Charles Stanley and I desired to pass it on.]
+ My passion is for The Lord… to hear my heart, see “jams4JESUS”…
“… for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
[1 Samuel 16:6-7]“
+ Providing “WHATs NEWs” in The KINGDOM…
See “WHATs NEW4Events” page for updates and “WHAT’s NEWs… Archived” for old testimonies.
I have ceased posting on this page for the time being, seeing how I could not do this service justice. [If no one tells me, how will I know?]
+ And the Big Picture…
“KINGdom COME”, “JESUS Boot Camp”, “Jesus 3D.S” & Virtual Bible Stories were all BIG works in progress. They started as VeBS (Very exciting Bible School) ideas for all ages, but never were received. The one that has stayed with me all along is “Jesus Boot Camp”. So I’m sticking close to Jesus for the rest.
+ I, this webpage, are all still a work in progress… ‘Being confident of this very thing, that HE who has begun a good work in me will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus’ (Philippians. 1:6)
If you are so moved by the Lord, please bless me with your input…
“We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord”… “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love”.
Colossians 3:12-17 (NASB): 12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Luke 10:27 “So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself’.”
While I’m waiting… I will serve You, I will worship, I will not faint, I’ll be running the race…
(Hebrews 12:1-3) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged (faint) in your souls.
While I’m waiting…
“HOSANNA”I see the King of Glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes
The whole earth shakes
I see His Love and Mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing
The people sing
Hosanna in the highestI see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faithI see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees
We’re on our knees” Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart from what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom´s cause
As I walk from earth into
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!!!
(Hosanna – Hillsong United)