I love blogging and some people actually read it! I started in 2008 for work, and found it therapeutic to my soul. With my kids being spread over the world, it is a good way to send words of fatherly advice and love to family and friends. I write a lot about the outdoors, family, real world struggles of a 21st century Dad, and gratitude to a God who blesses us beyond measure. Thank you for visiting. Feel free to leave comments and share it with your friends. I’m also on Twitter @guskoerner
Yesterday I fasted, contemplating and praying about what role God wanted me to play in this world and in His ministry. What became clear to me is that I need to keep doing what I am doing but more so, including this blog. Whatever role I happen to be in at the moment, I need to do it to my best ability, seeking His guidance, giving Him praise, and repenting when I err. As a man, I need to seek to be a Godly man, as a father - a Godly father, as a husband - a Godly husband. Even though I have a job and activities that do not often allow direct mention of Jesus Christ, I can still represent Him in a way where others find Hope, Joy, Peace and Encouragement in their lives.
I had an unexpected opportunity to share the Lord today. It was in no way planned. During the baptism at the East Unit prison, I felt called during a time lull to stand and share my conversion and testimony to about one-hundred fifty men in blue. I asked permission from the visiting pastor, but he was kind of obligated to say yes. I hope I didn’t offend him. I just couldn’t stay quiet. Since I am the Transition teacher, I couched my message of transitioning from a man of the world to a man of God, such as Saul to Paul (Galatians 1:11-16). It was an honor and a blessing to share my story. For security purposes, the image included is not from my event.
On my way into work this morning I heard this:
But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me, Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed...
But the voice of truth tells me a different story, And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!", And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory" - - From Song, Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns"