By: G.J. Fortier

“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for My Father is with me.” John 16:23-33 (NIV)

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

Well, it’s been a while, but I’m back … and I don’t mean that I’m back writing articles (but I am) for Ironmen. I mean that I’m back to honoring God as best I can for a person of my spiritual growth. Where is that, exactly? Dunno. It’s different for all of us, and all the time. Like many, when a new Christian begins their walk, they’re “on fire” for Jesus and bursting at the seams with their enthusiasm to share the Gospel, their own personal testimony, or maybe just how they feel about Christianity in the world today and how they’re going to improve their little corner of it with their newfound knowledge, given even half a chance. It’s a wonderful feeling when you realize that the Holy Spirit has taken up residence within, and an even more wonderful one the first time some “obscure” verse, that just happens to fit perfectly into the conversation at hand, pops into your mouth, and you might not even remember reading it!

Talk about confirmation of His presence inside you!