Friday, May 08 2020
"Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back." Luke 6:30
With the bus family gone and in the books I began to teach a Bible study in an apartment complex and met a young couple who were ex-heroin addicts. I wont use their names so they don't sue me as they don't speak to me anymore after helping them for thirty five years!
Still having the property with the home and warehouse I started a little street mission and put the young couple I met over it, a bad mistake to say the least, but I was still being taught by the Holy Spirit. Every time I came in to teach or just visit everyone looked as if they were scared to death of me. Come to find out the young man told the people in the mission that we were a Satanic cult and that I sacrificed chickens outback! Help me Jesus!
At least I was learning some valuable life-lessons for ministry and how to give to people without becoming their parents. He and his wife were a different story, way too long to tell after helping them all those years only for him to cut me off for telling him he had an anger problem in which his last words to me was, "You bastard!" Anyway the Holy Spirit was teaching me the difference between agape love and human compassion that saved me much heartache and led me to walk in God's love and not my own!
"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil." Luke 6:35
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin