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This blog is where I express myself to the world or at least to those who might stop by to read what I post . Maybe God will use what I post (I am a Christian and this blog will have a most decidedly Christian bent to it) to good effect in the lives of my readers.

I may turn some of my posts into a book. I may cease blogging here altogether. Who knows. But for now..I am content to post away in this, my own little corner of the world.

Rather than reading through my now lengthy list of posts you may wish to read what I consider to be my very best posts or you can just read the posts that deal with a single subject category that might interest you.

Please know that I am open to any input on any topic I write about. If you have something to say about anything you see written here please....feel free to speak up in the form of leaving a comment or sending me a PM (private message).

And if you are in San Diego and wish to meet the one and only Carlos (that's me )...drop me a private message. I always enjoy meeting one of my readers!

Thanks.

Carlos

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I pray with a woman at a bus stop and then have a wonderful time of fellowship with Christians on Skype.

Posted 07-20-2009 at 01:32 AM by carlos123


Earlier in the day I went to the Kobe's swap meet at last.

On the way there I had a chance to talk to a woman on the bus and to naturally mention God to her as part of our conversation. I wasn't trying to convert her or anything, though of course for her sake I would want her to enter into right relationship to God.

She basically confessed a sin to me (before getting on the bus) as a stranger that she had not confessed to her own husband and we had a chance to talk some about her relationship, or rather non-relationship, to God.

What surprised me is that this woman actually told the bus driver to skip the stop that she had wanted so that she could keep talking with me all the way to Old Town (a substantial distance away from the best connecting point to her ultimate destination).

I gave her my most treasured little bible after getting her committment to actually read it and when we got to Old Town I had a chance to pray with her over some needs in her life, at the bus stop.

We even exchanged phone numbers so that we could connect in the future allowing her to come to a home church I have been getting involved in.

Way cool!

I then saw someone reading a bible and struck up a conversation with them (a Christian with Campus Crusade for Christ in San Diego who was here, along with about another 100 Campus Crusade people, all learning to share their faith).

After getting on another bus I ended up at Kobe's.

While there I went up to a fruit stand and asked them how much a single banana was. They double checked that I truly wanted just one banana and when I said yes...they decided to give it to me for free. Not wanting to leave a good deed unrewarded I gave them a $1 at which point they tried to give me more fruit which I declined as I did not want to ruin my appetite and save it for the Hometown Buffet meal I wanted to have.

When I got to the Buffet my appetite was fine but I ate way too fast in an effort to catch the next bus home an hour after arriving which resulted in my ending up with a massive stomach ache. An ache that usually lasts for a good deal of hours and is only now, at 12:30 am, starting to go away (I ate around 3:00 pm).

When I eat too fast gas gets caught in the solar plexus area of my chest and causes extreme pain.

Anyway...the best part of my day was after I got home when I was invited to go online and fellowship with a group of Christians through Skype. Even though I had never done that with them before...they accepted me as one of their own and we had a wonderful time of fellowship despite my stomach ache.

Real, open, deny self and follow Christ, counsel each other fellowship. We talked about all kinds of things and each one was free to share whatever was on their heart with the rest of us.

Each of us respectfully giving way to whoever wanted to talk and with no pretense or attempt to put on a false front in sight anywhere.

By the time the last of us said our goodbye's for the night...we had been online for four hours!

What is incredibly ironic is that this beautiful fellowship happened between Christians, some of whom have not been involved in a Sunday Church for close to 20 years!

You don't need to go to a Sunday Church service in a Sunday Church building to have great fellowship folks! Christians don't need to cater to the spectacle form of church that has become so prevalent in North American these days. Where most sit and spectate the very few who get up and perfom their spiritual gift up front.

The spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit within the Body are waiting to be unleashed and will be in these last days as Christians, true Christians, stop playing Church and get real with God and with each other! All over the place. Even on Skype!

Sunday service or not. Church building or not. Officially registered with the government as a Church or not. It's happening folks and will happen more and more as Christians begin to experience the living God out in the real world within the one Body.

Carlos
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