Jesus Freak? Me? Never! Well maybe….

I don’t know what happened to me.  Somehow a couple years ago, I became a Jesus Freak when it is way past being fashionable.  It is not something I asked for.  It just happened.  I have always loved God, but somehow this Jesus Freak thing has taken ownership.
You say, “What’s the big deal?”  It is a HUGE deal.  Everything about life is shaped differently when the focus is Jesus.  I go to bed at night wondering about what Jesus did for me.  I wake up in the morning, wondering what Jesus will do to me, with me and for me.  I am obsessed with Jesus being active in my life.
Even as I write this blog, I am considering how did God reveal His presence today?  You know what?  I think Jesus likes it that way.  I think He likes my looking for Him around every corner.  Someday, I hope to get really good at seeing His hand at work.  Some day I hope He will say, “Well done!”

“Jesus rejoiced, exuberant in the Holy Spirit. “I thank you, Father, Master of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the know-it-alls and showed them to these innocent newcomers. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.”

My friend.  A Jesus Freak…. Visit his blog…

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

6 thoughts on “Jesus Freak? Me? Never! Well maybe….”

  1. Archie, I am curious, how did your life change? Did you just wake up one morning and say I am going to focus on Jesus? Also, how do you stay constant in the search? Do you ever get discouraged because you don’t feel like you are close to God?

  2. Hi Vickie. I have not consciously run from God in my life’s journey. I may not have pursued Him at times, but was not openly disobedient. So oddly, I experienced a 2nd rebirth out of obedience as opposed to disobedience. I say 2nd rebirth with no scriptural basis that I know of, only what I felt.

    So tied to a business failure of gigantic proportions, I found myself in a very dark place not of my choosing. At times, all I could do was cry out, “Jesus”. Out of the darkness, God began creating a new archie in the image He desires to spend eternity. The process has been both incredibly painful and yet incredibly fulfilling.

    Through this 2 year process, I discovered I had become a Jesus freak. It’s from this vantage point that I passionately chase after God Spots.

    Hope this helps. As a second thought, I desired a closer relationship with God before the crash and burn, but I did not know the price I would pay to get here. Would I do it again, yes. Would I look forward to the process? NO WAY!


  3. I missed a key point about “staying constant and getting discouraged”. For me, my very survival was dependent on “God Spots”. When God revealed himself via a God Spot, it encouraged me that He was alive and well. He knew I needed Him and He was there to carry me through.

    So mechanically, everyday and all during the day, I watched to see where God would do something. At night I would lay down and think through the day, did I see God? In the morning, I would wake up wondering where I would see God first.

    Overtime, God engineered circumstance such that the God Spots became more frequent and my faith continued to increase. Now I am surprised if I don’t see God do something.

    I just got off Facebook Chat with a guy I have never met. He said hello. We chatted and come to find out we are both interested in organic churches and both had dad’s who were Baptist pastors. The odds are too great for chance. It was God authenticating His presence and I get to blog about it. I think God just smiled. 🙂

    If I were you, I’d pray for God Spots and passionately begin watching for God to authenticate His presence. I think God likes to show off. Ha! I hope He has a sense of humor. 🙂

  4. Good morning Archie! I just have a minute, gotta head to church. You introduce more new terms to me than anyone else! I love it. “Organic” church? What? I Pastored a small, independent, born again Christian church for 20 years. Does that make me an organic minister? I was always labeled a rebel. Hmm….go figure.

    Love ya. Have fun at church!
    Rich Glenn

  5. Thanks, Archie. I will begin to look for my God Spots. After reading your blog last night, all I could think of was “Be still and know that I am God”. This morning in church our pastor just happened to use that same verse. Seems like that was a God Spot to me.

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