The 3 Mile Journey: Property Lines

In this video of one of my favorite songs “Our God Is An Awesome God” and at at 3 Min 30 sec is my favorite part.

God’s timing is amazing. After my trip to India in 2010 I was trying to process my life, and part of that process was going back to the 7th Street property and understanding what my Grandfather was all about. By “chance” it as 40 years after I stood on that stool when I was 10 and tried to take my own life. Looking back I spent 40 years in a spiritual desert, literally. What I found were two fellowships reaching the community which was exactly what my Grandfathers vision was.

As far as my life It seems I was moving toward the promise land and it would take an additional few years to actually enter it.

Property Lines

Even if this property had been redeveloped or changed into something else, it still would not erase the fact that a man left Michigan in a step of faith and built a building with his own two hands in 1948. That’s a historical fact. The property lines that God is interested in is our hearts as that is his territory. Just because the church property we left back in 1973 is 3 miles from a Vedic Temple won’t mean anything if we just look at the facts only. I had to look at what heart issues this fact is speaking to which is the story of all our lives. Either living by our own understanding or in all our ways to acknowledge him and letting him direct our lives and the path we are actually on, even when we can’t understand it.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”

– Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

East Property Line At Former 7th Street Mennonite Church 717 E 7th Street, Upland, CA

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Please note: The former 7th Street Mennonite church changed its name and left this property in about 1973. It has been used by other fellowships since that time.

Nithyananda Temple 9720 Central Ave, Montlcair, CA

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Ephesians 4

Unity of the Spirit

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,  with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,  being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,  one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,

“When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”

(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.