My dear friends:
The Lord moved in my heart to watch A Man Called Peter. As soon as our budget will allow, I want to have the complete sermons of Peter Marshall on CD. Many years ago when my faith in the Lord was new and fresh like the spring, I read the book A Man Called Peter written by his wife, Catherine Marshall.
A Man Called Peter is the story of what God can do with anyone who is fully submitted to His will. A factory worker in Scotland rises to become a minister and chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Through times of great soul-searching adversity, Peter stays close to God’s heart and His will for his life.
As I watched this film again, I felt a peace unlike I have ever known that somehow in ways I can’t explain fully, the Lord has His mighty hand upon my life.
The Lord spoke to my heart that many of you need encouragement. Your faith is in a rut. You’ve hit a fence post in your journey with your Lord that you don’t understand. You’re in a spiritual fog. You can’t find your way out, no matter how hard you pray.
You’re angry at God. Your life is in a mess. You cry out in your sleepless nights as you toss and turn for an answer to your dilemma.
I have been and still at times are where you are right now. The Lord called upon me to tell you to trust Him as you go through this rough patch in your life. He’s as close to your heart and life as the mention of His name.
The Christ of the Cross and our hearts calls out to all of us. He says in your times of trial to hold on to Him. Keep a bold light shining in your heart. The Enemy will not win, though I know in Karen’s and my own life, he continues to attack us. What that Prince of Liars and that slithering snake of spiritual death fails to realize is, that while he knocks me down for a while, I always get up.
I’ll fight that great deceiver, that lion that rips loving hearts to pieces, with my last breath.
I offer this scene from A Man Called Peter for your prayerful reflection followed by a prayer.
Almighty God, we ask You for a bold faith
Help us to know You with all of our heart, mind and soul
Let us not be faint of heart and courage when we are asked to stand for You
Send a sweeping sweet wind of revival throughout every heart, church, home, school and office
Help us when we stumble
When we are wrong in thought, word or deed
Cleanse the dirt and grime in our souls
Heal us within with the soothing balm of Your peace
A peace that surpasses our limited human understanding
Help us, Lord, to be real about who we are
And how much we need You in our life
Hear our prayer as we call to You
P.S. Please keep us in your prayers. We thank God Karen’s flu is improving. My flu has now become a serious form of bronchitis.
We are in God’s loving hands. He’s in control of our lives. We do welcome your prayers and get well cards.
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As a graduate missions student at a distance school called South African Theological Seminary, I’d welcome receiving links to music of your culture and to sermons and online books, which you feel would be helpful in my healing journey or just for a good laugh.
Please pray that God restores Karen’s and my health and that He brings the medical team together that He wants me to have.
When I’m well I will be opening a Christian counselling practice here in Englehart, northern Ontario, Canada.
The Lord has also opened a door for me to be an M.A. -Ph. D student in Clinical Christian Counselling at St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Pray God continues to provide the finances. He will provide. Dr. Ewart says we only need to pay something each month.
I recently received the blessing of being given the following honours by St. James the Elder Theological Seminary’s President, Dr. Heyward Ewart:
1)Doctor of Science (honoris causa) in Clinical Christian Counselling
2)Doctor of Divinity (honoris causaI
3) Diplomate in Creative Ministry
To God be the glory!
I believe we all need to encourage one another. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I open all of you up to the river of God’s richest blessings.