Today I met with a friend. She was helping me with a need and let me tell you she was an amazing blessing. After helping me, we got into a conversation about a family member that has professed being gay. The background to remember is these are church raised Spirit lead people. She expressed how her gay family was raised to know the Lord and she wants to believe salvation resides in their heart. We talked about the difficult terrain one travels as you go from God to gay and back. Back and forth with little or no understanding of why or how to stop. It seemed to her nothing can be done to help or reach out any more than has been. She began to cry as we got into the depth of her hearts' pain. Her family member is in a dark isolated place which seems impenetrable. Right where "the ruler of this world" would have them. Her heart broke as tears came as a prayer right there for them. I was truly taken by the Grace she had shown her family member. Always expressing Jesus love and his desire to help right now. With no where to turn God has held her (and the rest of the family) up to come to this day. There is great comfort in speaking and relating to someone who's been there and survived the journey. God has uniquely qualified me to stand with anyone hurting from the affects of the gay lifestyle or, (as in her case) surviving the fear of not knowing what to do or how to proceed. We prayed God would allow my path to cross her family members'. That God would allow me to show the person that they are caught in a closet of darkness but they are not alone. There is always light for the born again child of God. The light will flood in at the moment of asking for His help again. We parted ways for now and left with much more than we came!
Do you or someone you know struggle with same-sex attraction (never had an experience), sexual identity, homosexuality pornography or anything that is holding a life in shame or condemnation? Turn to the one who can heal (Jesus). He will lead you to people willing to walk with you and stay by your side as long as you will have them (Free Indeed).
God is with us. He died to make sure that would never change!!
John, who lived in the lifestyle for 30 years and returned to Christ full force, and Brandon, a 21 year old straight man also in love with the Lord Jesus. A team of two brought together by God to act as one. One gay one straight both in loving relationship with Christ.