Anyone who knows me knows that i don’t often stop, if at all. I am constantly writing, moving around, or especially talking. However, most recently i have not been able to go,go, go like i normally do. A herniated disk in my back has cause some serious pain all the way down my left leg as it pinches my sciatic nerve.
I am not able to drive, sit, stand, walk or worse of all sit and play my drums. So, “what can i do?” was my cry to The Lord.
While praying the wind was blowing oh so gently. I looked at the flag pole in front of our building and i saw The Salvation Army flag flowing in the breeze and it was straightened out enough for the words blood and fire to be read like a flashing neon sign. The American flag above it was not moving, it laid limp.
Then there was a shift in the wind.
I thought of how Billy Gram said that, ‘there is a mystery to God. Like the wind, you can’t see the wind, you can see the effects of the wind but you can not see the wind.”
Here is the song “Minds Eye” by DCTalk which has the sample of Billy Graham’s sermon
Then the wind picked up a little more and the American flag above the S.A. flag started to unfurl. Both flags were then effected and blew out straight. I closed my eyes and listened as the flags flapped, popped and cracked in response to the wind. I took a deep breath and felt the wind on my face and i continued in prayer;
“Father, i am completely relying on You. Fill me to the point of overflowing…”. The words from an old Keith Green song (Rushing Wind) flowed through my mind, heart and soul and i prayer those words,
“Rushing wind blow through this temple (my life) blowing out the dust within. Come and breathe your breath upon me, I’ve been born again.
Holy Spirit i surrender, take me where You want to go. Plant me by your living waters. Plant me deep so i can grow.
Jesus, your the one who set my Spirit free; use me Lord, glorify your Holy name through me.
Separate me from this world Lord, sanctify my life for you. Daily change me to Your image. Help me bear good fruit.
Everyday Your drawing closer. Trial come to test my faith, but when all is said and done Lord, you know it worth the wait.
Rushing wind blow through this temple, blowing out the dust within; come and breath your breath upon me for i’ve been born again.”
While outside i wasn’t able to stand long, i couldn’t sit long, i couldn’t walk through the neighborhood and go door to door but it dawned on me what i could do was kneel in prayer. I could stand. I could move around a little bit but in one spot. I could just be still. Then this whole new call from God came to me…
BE A LIVING STATUE
Immediately the Bible passage from 1 Peter 2:3-5 came to my mind;
1 peter 2:3,4,5
Jot down a prayer on a slip of paper.
Want to thank God for something? Want to just ask God something?
Drop that slip into the prayer box
~NO MONEY PLEASE~
Please pray for me in my efforts to fulfill this new ministry the Lord has laid on my heart. To me this human statue performance is just another mode of transportation to get the gospel of Jesus Christ out there.
This will be something extra, i still work at The Salvation Army of Saint Augustine, Florida during the week.
That is also my church. Visit our Facebook page:
And if you’re ever in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida maybe i will see you on the streets (St. George Street somewhere to be exact) and please visit me at Church
1425 Old Dixie Highway Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Wednesday Nights 6:30pm Men & Women’s Ministry
Thursday Nights 6:30pm Bible Study
10am Bible Study Sunday School
11am Worship/holiness Service
6pm Salvation Service
We also offer opportunities for “Community Care” visits, projects and more
call me at 904-824-6956 Ext. 4407
I will be posting in the comment section updates on how it goes and other things Christ brings to my mind and heart regarding this.
I was formerly a drummer now i am just an Instrument, sometimes just a statue or nonverbal monument for God.
Thank you, go with God.