Take time to listen attentively to God (Col 1:1,2). #ListenToGod #Compelled-Devoted


I have been in many jails and prisons in my ministry from God. But only as a minister, not as an inmate. Paul writes as an inmate. He writes to believers in Colosse from a prison cell in Rome (likely under house arrest, probably chained to a soldier). Young Timothy is there to assist (perhaps he lived in the house).

I have known and do currently know inmates and former inmates who have trusted Jesus as Savior. These men and women write inspiring letters from prison. They have had much time to focus long and hard on God‘s word. They often write lofty thoughts and phrases. So Paul writes soaring lofty thoughts. He is inspired by his Old Testament learning, his apostolic calling from God and under the direction of the Holy Spirit,.

I’ve been a soldier in war. I’ve been a minister in jails and prisons. Now, as a long tenured prayer sentry, I am ever more compelled in my “watch” hours to listen to God. I am compelled as a believer to pray, write and witness. Oh how I thank God for the place to which he has brought me in my life with him.

3 thoughts on “Compelled

  1. And He will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Roger, you are such a great minister to all and a great friend. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do in your writings and continued service to our Lord.


  2. ************Thank you for answering God’s call to minister

    Thank you for your service as a soldier in war. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Bro Roger thank you for your service to our country.

    Thank you for answering God’s call: * To minister in jails and prisons. * To minister to inmates and write letters. * To minister at Glenview Church. * To minister at Mercy Heart. * To minister to broken families of inmates. * To minister to children at Mercy Heart and Glenview. * To minister bringing Mercy Heart to many other churches. * To minister as a prayer sentry.

    I remember when we arrived at Glenview, I shared a prophetic word with you and the leadership at Glenview. God had showed me that in the days ahead that it’s going to get harder and harder for the families of inmates to find a church home.

    Thank you, Bro Roger for answering God’s call. Always remember that you and Dianne are so loved and appreciated by so many. We love and appreciate you and Dianne.

    Thank you, Deanne

    Also I thank Sandy for her ministry, many lives received the love of Jesus and they will always remember the love that they were shown.


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