Getting Started

I have been seeking the LORD all my life. I can’t remember a time when I have not known the LORD; although there were plenty of times when I did act like it. My personal passion is to draw closer to Christ Jesus and to help others to know His amazing love and mercy.

WHY “Out of the Kiddie Pool”?  kiddie-pool-for-wadg-wding

For a couple of months I have been praying for a name for this blog. As I reflected upon scripture, I pondered my own name. “Douglas” is a Celtic which means dark mysterious waters. Now, I myself can be dank and murky waters. But I am baptized into the waters of Christ.

John 7:38   – Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

I am seeking to explore the Deep Mysteries of God’s presence in our every day lives. Rather than just know about Jesus, I want to experience the living water of Christ flowing through my day to day.  We are surrounded by the mystery and deep truth of God every day – even though sin veils our eyes and dims our spiritual perception.

I hope as a pastor I can be used by the Holy Spirit to help guide my flock and others to hear the voice of God, to know His presence in their lives and to see their redeemed lives as radiant miracles.

Ezekiel 43:2  – I saw the glory of the LORD. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory. (See also Ezek 1:24, Rev 14:2, Rev 19:6)

I am praying the Holy Spirit will overwhelm me with the water of Life.

Revelation 22:17 – The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Amen. Let it be so!!

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