Praise God in the mountains. Praise him in the hills. Give glory to him everywhere, for he is merciful, good and just.
I would not be saying these things today had God not impressed upon me the desire to preach his word to all nations, as it says in (Mark 16:15-16):
“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.’”
And I am going to be candid for what I am about to say, because I am sure you are wondering why you are reading this article on LookingtoGod.org instead of JackFlacco.com.
When I started my blog in December 2012, I was writing about zombies and I was looking to find an audience who would enjoy reading posts about the undead and the science behind it. One such post had to do with the various phases of rigor the body goes through during its decomposition. Never did I think how influential my posts would be until one night I had over 1,200 hits in an hour from people who were searching for the answer to the question, “Why do zombies eat brains?” And never did I think my first zombie book would end up as a bestseller when it came out in October 2013.
As the years went on, my measure of success was by how many followers I had on Twitter, how many likes I had on Facebook, and how many readers I had on JackFlacco.com. Everything became a numbers game. If I could grab the audience’s attention, I will have earned their loyalty. Or so I thought. That is, until February 2016. For it was then that I realized God was working with me, shaping my heart, and moving me to forgive all those who I believed had done me wrong.
I read a lot about repentance. I read a lot about forgiveness. I was going through a transformation, leaving behind old grudges to live a new life filled with Jesus. I emerged two months later as the proverbial new man. No longer was the weight of hatred holding me down, but I had the Holy Spirit guiding my decisions, showing me things in the bible I had never seen before.
Two-and-a-half years later, after having written countless articles about salvation, and having published my first Christian book, I am announcing the birth of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to drawing people closer to God by encouraging them to love others as themselves and to love Jesus. We have yet to write a mission statement, or come up with branding; but those things are on our list of things to do. The exciting news is we have a homeless outreach program already up and running; and starting with When Forgiveness Is Enough, I will be signing over the rights, royalties and proceeds to all my books to the ministry as a means to support its programs.
So I am thrilled to begin on this new journey, sharing this experience with you all, and wondering what God has waiting for Looking to God Ministries in the next little while. I am sure that whatever he has planned, it will be a time of challenges, moments of excitement, and opportunities to draw closer to him.
Please join me in prayer that I may know what his will is.
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Prayed for you!
So encouraging. Thank you
Thanks for visiting, Pauline.
The glory all goes to God, Nishtha!
I agree Jack!!
Glory to God. Love the work you do here.
Thank you, I really appreciate your feedback. Blessings.
This is awesome! i’m a poet and your story/writing is great
Thank you, Raven! 🙂
May God continue to bless and favor all of your endeavors and may God forever bless the work of your hands.
Thank you, Carla. God bless!
Jack, you are welcome.
Amen I love this congratulations!! How amazing is your story!!
Thanks! God is amazing!
It’s so awesome how the Lord is blessing his servants and moving them forward to do His will. Prayers as you carry on fulfilling His plan.
Thanks, Vicki! I’m grateful for all your prayers!
What a beautiful and exciting turn of events! God speed! My prayers are with you.
Thank you for your prayers! I’m looking forward to seeing where God will lead me in the next little while.
Wow, beautiful testimony, Jack! I will certainly add you to my prayers each day, that God will make his will clear to you. Blessings!😊
Thanks! I appreciate your prayers. God is truly wonderful and I’m sure he will show me what I need to do next!
God’s given you a gift to use for His kingdom. His word will not return void! I pray that you hear Him as He speaks to you and through you, Jack!
Thanks so much for the prayers. I really need them now in more ways than what I had requested!
Amazing testimony and a wonderful direction 😊
Jack, this is fantastic news! Huge congratulations for the way your life has been turned around, and for the wonderful progress you are still making. MaybGod bless, strengthen and encourage you as you reach out to others with love XXXXXX
God really is incredible bringing light to where there once was darkness. Thanks for the encouraging words!