As I’ve followed the path of Christianity, there have been many frustrations along the way with the church as a whole.¬† Things taught, things not taught… Denominational squabbling, etc..
Until last week’s taping.. (note to self: never do an interview on that little sleep ever again………)¬† I was even holding the church responsible for the length of time it took me to sort out prayer, the spiritual gifts, and things of that sort.¬† Realistically though, during this time God has kept people in my life that both understood much and could be examples for me.¬† This was a point that I know I didn’t get across well during the show. Which makes it a good point to put here in print.¬† Even when the ‘church’ falls down on the job, there are God’s people out there to help the next crew coming along the trail.¬† So if I had paid attention sooner, I would have benefitted from their wisdom earlier in my walk.¬† Which would have been preferable to the path I took.
Some authors from days gone by to help you on your way:
A.W Tozer,¬† R.A. Torrey, John R. Rice,¬† and D L Moody.
As far as Brother Rice goes… He was a Fundy Baptist that many more of us should emulate.¬† One of the greatest works I have read was his:¬† “The Power of Pentecost”¬† I would recommend it to any Christian.. and especially to any Ex-Witch.¬† If you can’t find it anywhere close by, you should be able to order it from ‘The Sword of the Lord’¬†¬† They have a bookstore as well as other resources available.
Now,¬†¬† time to make it real.¬† Don’t just read the books; actually¬†use what God teaches you through them.¬† Take it to you daily life.¬† every day.