I was born and raised in a town of about 1,200 people. I came to the Lord at age 19 from a life of drug addiction and all that goes along with that lifestyle.
About 4 years ago I left the Institutional Church after discovering that it had no biblical merit for its practices and rituals.
3 years ago, I moved from Dallas, TX to Gainesville, FL to pursue Christ with an amazing group of brothers and sisters in Christ. Many would call us an “Organic Church” but we mostly take the title “The Body of Christ” or “The Bride”. We have no name, no building, no clergy. I suppose you could consider all of us, corporate, the clergy or “ministers”. We make decisions by consensus; we all mutually share in our church meetings, and we have a rich fellowship and community life. I thank my Lord for this! In February 2013 I moved to Nashville, TN to cast my lot as I did in Gainesville with the saints here.
For further details about Organic Church and why I left the organized church and why I believe that Organic Church is more in line with Scripture see my post, “A Former Skeptic: Why I’m Pro-Organic Church (Part 1)”
My passion, my desire, and my goal in life is to know Jesus Christ. I desire nothing more than to know Him, preach Him, express Him, and manifest Him by my life and my death (to self). Now whatever that looks like, I’m not sure of yet. But whatever it is, may He be supreme and “before all things” in everything!
I love reading, writing, and playing music now and then. My favorite authors are: A.W. Tozer, Watchmen Nee, Frank Viola, Milt Rodriguez, Jon Zens, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rick James, Len Sweet, T. Austin-Sparks, Ernest Hemingway, and Leonard Sweet.
I write about the discoveries of Christ I find through the Church, through daily living, and through what I read or hear from others. So feel free to join me in this wonderful journey with Jesus!
-Michael Young 2013