God never ceases to amaze me. Never!!! I originally started this Blog ‘Christ Bound’ well over a year ago, with the original intent of helping lead and inspire men to a closer walk with Christ. I did this while personally navigating a very painful divorce. What I didnt realize at the time, was that God was using my painful experiences to rebuild me in Gods perfect way. He did this not only for my benefit, but also so that I may help others an glorify Him. I see looking back through this painful experience, that leaders are not born, but developed through adversity. I had experienced this in a worldly sense in the Marine Corps, but now I was experiencing a Spiritual refinement like no other.
Romans 5:3-5 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Falling short of the glory of God
With all of that said, I knew that the Lord had called me to write these experiences and His message through me to others. He called me to do it years ago, but I wrote two blog posts and stopped!!! I just made excuse after excuse as to why it was the wrong time, or that I didnt have time, etc... Have you ever felt the Lord told you to do something and you didnt have the courage to do it? I know for me, it has been a heavy burden to carry.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Regardless of it all, my experience is God doesn’t let go of His will. He uses the Holy Spirit in us, churning, calling and overflowing, until we eventually yield or turn our backs on Him completely. So here it has been 2 1/2 years since my previous Wife had left me, when I hit rock bottom, gave my life completely to the Lord and started a new life with a new foundation in Him. With all of that said, I have been blessed that the Lord never gave up on me, or His message inside of me.
The Blessings of the past
Fortunately, I have documented these experiences of walking with God, through the storm, in multiple hand written journals. In them is written my personal growth and conclusions, His gifts and intimate miracles that were revealed to me. I will now be sharing these with you through this blog to demonstrate His power of redemption and unending love, to give you and others HOPE!!! No longer will this message be directed just to men but women as well, as the message pertains to all equally.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
A hope and a future
Lastly this blog will also document what God is ACTIVELY doing in my life. The Lord has given me this beautiful ministry to share with the world called ‘Christ Bound’. I welcome you, and pray that the Lords message shines through in His perfect way.