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Saturday, December 4th, 2004
12:44 pm
[woolynorth]
Web Site revamped and back online
The gayandsaved.com web site is now at its new home, and back online. It is in the process of being built up to hopefully be a resource to those who are gay and want to be saved. There is still much work to be done, but at least it's a start!

Current Mood: busy
Friday, December 3rd, 2004
1:46 am
[woolynorth]
Web site offline for renovation
The gayandsaved.com web site is being redone at the moment, and is currently offline. I was not happy with how it was looking, so started over. It's not always easy to achieve perfection the first time through! But hopefully in a few days it will be back on line and looking better than before.

Current Mood: pensive
Saturday, November 27th, 2004
5:13 pm
[woolynorth]
The best way to witness to other homosexuals
I'm just wondering the best way to witness to fellow homosexuals who may not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I know no homosexuals in real life (that I know of!), so the next best place would be on the Internet, and via Journals and Blogs such as this. The problem is, I'm sometimes too impatient to take the time that it takes to bring one to Christ. It can be a slow and often frustrating experience. That is because we are dealing with forces working against us (Satan) as well as forces that are working for us (the Holy Spirit). But it takes a lot of prayer and dedication to bring one to Christ. How envious am I of Paul who it seemed could bring thousands of souls to Christ in just a day or so! But I'm no Paul, so I will use what God has given me to do the best job I can of being an ambassador that He can be proud of, one who represents Him well.

Obviously as shown by Jesus the best way to witness is through love for others. Beyond that, there are probably many techniques that can be used to gently bring one into a fellowship prompted by the Holy Spirit that leads one directly to Jesus Christ. I hope to get some tips on how to do that effectively and lovingly.

Current Mood: curious
4:00 pm
[woolynorth]
Welcome to visitors and potential members alike
I have lived all of my life trying to hide my homosexuality. That's because I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and always felt that others would reject a homosexual who did that, especially if he did not "magically" turn into a raving heterosexual when he accepted Jesus into his life. But now I am at the point where God has told me that as long as I am "in the closet" with friends and acquaintances, that I will be of little use to Him. That is because He has called me to witness to others that it IS possible to be homosexual and yet live a life pleasing to Jesus Christ. But don't be fooled! It is not really very easy to do. The easy thing is to "embrace and celebrate" my homosexuality and life that lifestyle to its fullest, and who cares what Jesus thinks about it. But I know that for me it would be wrong, and have always known that.

What's different now is that God is calling me to encourage other homosexuals who are struggling with reconciling their sexual orientation with their desire to serve Jesus to tell them that it is possible, but it will mean a life that is far less "fun" than if we all lived "according to our flesh."

I have a lot more to say about this, but time does not permit me to put it all down at once. But if you have an interest in this topic, stay tuned. Perhaps there may be some healing or spiritual renewal done through this community.

By the way, as mentioned in the info on this community, "gay bashing" will not be tolerated. It is offensive, and never leads one to Christ. It is ineffective as a witnessing tool, and only serves to drive away the very fellow homosexuals that we would like to minister to. Why would anyone ever want to give his or her life to Christ if Christ's representatives on this earth are full of hatred and condemnation? Speaking for myself and this community, Jesus did not put me here to condemn, but to love and minister to others.

Current Mood: energetic
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