Hello everybody! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Matthew J. Leiker, and I am a greatful believer in Jesus Christ. I live in Gorham,Kansas. I am married to the love of my life and soul mate Shonna. We have 4 children ranging from 15-25. I am a foreman/concrete finisher for a small concrete business in Russell, Kansas. I have been in this trade for 24 years now.
I attend The First Southern Baptist Church in Russell, Kansas where I serve as a deacon. Our church is a big part of my life now. You also might want to know that I am a recovering alcoholic. Yes, there were some very dark and dismal years early on in life. If there are any fellow recovering alcoholics out there reading this you will be able to relate. After many failed attempts I reached my rock bottom. There was no were else to go, or run to. Plainly put I made a real mess of things. The only way to go was up. Either get busy living or get busy dying. So I chose to live, and it was at that time that I became willing to change.
I always believed in God. I thought I was getting punished for all the rotten things that I done over the years. This was partly true. The God I know and love disciplines those that he loves. I was definitely reaping what I sowed. It was at that time in my life that I decided to turn my will and my life over to God. I was baptized on Christmas Day 2012. Get this, so was my wife and three of my four children. Our oldest was saved before we were. Praise God!!
Some people might ask me, “Why did you decide to base your blog on spirituality, and not some other topic?” I’ve wanted to write for a while now, but the same roadblocks always came up: Either I was too busy, there was not enough time, publishing a book was way too expensive, etc.. I finally decided to just do it. To make it a reality! Sure there are many different topics to blog on, but since I gave my life to Jesus, I have a hunger to learn more about Him. To tell everyone about Him. To talk about Him. I asked myself how can I touch lives for Jesus?
The answer lies right in front of us. The internet can reach millions of people daily, and who better to talk about! Our Spiritual Journey is for EVERYONE!! We are all on one whether we may realize it or not. For some of us it may be just beginning. Others may be a little further down the road. It doesn’t matter as long as we are on the road. Jesus knows we are not perfect. He is the only perfect one here. Something that you need to know about me is that when I dedicate myself to something I am all in!! This may be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
My hope is that this blog will change lives. This site is dedicated to all who want to get in touch with their spirituality. For those who don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior this site is for you as well. All are welcome here if you truly want to be here. When we here the word spirituality. What comes to mind? Do we think immediately about peaceful serene places in our mind or here? Do we think of space or Heaven?
The word spirituality to me means the essence of my spirit. It is holy and sacred. My spirituality is how much I love Jesus. It reflects my relationship with the creator of the universe and all that is in it. My hope is that you will be able to set aside time each morning to read the current post and be blessed by it. This site will be updated regularly, and there will be a new blog for you to comment on. Anyone that knows me can tell you my life verse from The Holy Bible: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I have based my life on this. God has blessed me more than I deserve. I hope you will read and enjoy the content here, and most of all return. Feel free to comment. I look forward to seeing you soon!!
GOD BLESS!! Matthew
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