So many people don't get it. They think they do but I know they don't. Well, some do--they understand---but others not so much.
They don't understand why I do what I do.
They don't understand why I write what I write.
They don't understand why I say what I say.
I do this for those who need to hear -- and that's YOU --the CHURCH..
I'm not an apologist. I'm not a debater. I don't do this for the one's who are clearly decided or have hardened their hearts to the truth. Not the Wiccans. Not the witches. Not the occultists.
I don't judge them. I pray. Asking God to plant seeds, provide opportunities to show friendship, kindness, caring. Help me be ready to respond when He prompts because that's what we are all called to do as Christians. Share the gospel. Be salt and light.
But they are not the "WHO" or the WHY" behind this part of what I do.
For the ones who believe it's not real. For the (hopefully few) misguided, who believe people who've dabbled (or practiced outright) "cannot be trusted", even after repentance and salvation in Christ. The ones who are secretly curious but afraid to tell anyone.The ones who have stories but no one with whom to share them. For the concerned, who have children, friends, or family seeking these things and not knowing how to respond. For the many, who have been there, done that, and sometimes need to know someone understands their past (or current) struggle. For those who have been raised in the church, believe in God, but don't know salvation in Christ. And for those who do not care but need to.
I write, speak, and put my former life in the occult out there for all to see for YOU. The Church.
Why? Because you are my family.
YOU are the ones who cross my mind every time a commercial for another show about ghost hunting, mediums, psychics, and more flits across the television screen. Every time I walk into a bookstore with shelves of books dedicated to finding "inner wisdom", "inner power", auras, crystals, Eastern meditation, or the occult in general it is you whom I talk to in an article.
YOU, who so often do not see (or want to understand) the spiritual danger these cultural influences are having on so many brothers and sisters in Christ. Not noticing or responding as false teaching or mysticism is being brought into the body of believers.
YOU, who are determined this has nothing to do with you. Those whose eyes are blinded while the enemy gains a stronghold because you refuse to engage in spiritual warfare. And for those who've accepted occult ideology or beliefs as normal, funny, even a game (often without realizing it) because church leadership (in general) does not address these topics.
I do this for you. The posts about the occult here on my blog are for you. ESCAPING THE CAULDRON was written to and for you.
It's not easy. If I had my druthers, all of my writing and speaking would focus on marriage, prayer, Christian life stuff, and other topics all of the time. I'd leave my past where it belongs. But that's not what God has called me to do. Because His church needs to hear this message---must understand the reality of the spiritual battle waging around us and within our faith communities as occultism goes mainstream---even as she refuses to listen.