By Dale Shumaker
My goal in life is to take what I have learned
and know and put it at a place where others can
benefit from it too.
I wanted to accomplish this by the time I
turned 70 years old. Then, if the Lord gave me more
years or He hadn't returned yet, I want to share it with
others and assist others in what I see as most
essential in living... much like when Solomon wrote
The most important attribute in Spiritual
life is prayer.
"My Temple, my body, is His place for Prayer."
We have direct access to God's Spirit through
our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It has been my desire to see the Body of Christ
work as One unit under the direct orchestration
of the Holy Spirit. All these factions of the Body
of Christ, we call the church, have been a
concern of mine. Thousands of denominations
and groups are doing their thing in absence of
communication with each other.
There is a remnant, I feel, of true believers within
all groups and those not in formal groups.
Ones who seek God truly from their hearts.
I have seen Spiritual progression go something like just below.
It's something available to all of us whether part of
a formal group or not.
Informal connections based on relationships are more
powerful, than organizations of connection. Where a
true love exists among each other, there the Spirit
My goal is to help people live a Spiritual life,
of which can be done part of or not part of a
God many times uses dramatic, traumatic, desperate situations to
lead us to call on Him. Because of a life urgency, eye-opener we
go to Him for help. We look to His Word, The Bible, for guidance,
and call out to God to help us.
"But in my distress I cried out to the LORD;
yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me
from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears."
From that He impresses on us a mission.
We see that we are really here for a Divine
purpose, of a Divine calling. We then see
this as very important, maybe too important
for us, so we again call to Him for help.
"Truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do
the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do,
because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name,
this I will do, that the Father may be glorified Son."
It grows and then we see others as more
important in what they do and we begin
praying for others, helping each other, especially
those on a mission too.
Our own life becomes secondary to the life of others.
The true grit of Intercessory prayer begins
taking hold in our lives.
We then genuinely become servants of all.
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind regard one another
as more important than yourselves; do not merely
look out for your own personal interests, but also
for the interests of others."
We come to a place in life where we see
our life to be a life with others.
It's not so much about me anymore. It's about Him,
His desire for others He fulfills through me.
The Body of Christ emerges, as we care about
each other, help each other, and become One in
As 70 approaches me this fall, I set a goal to
give to others what I have learned in my lifetime,
and have it at a place where others can benefit from
I feel I have accomplished that goal.
My efforts to establish my trail of legacy
began in 2005, in May,
when I started a blog, Jesus is Us, a view of how
the Body of Christ works but in a contemporary
approach. I used the pen name, "Geffry Fields,"
because I felt what I wrote would be seen as
controversial by many traditional churches.
It was written throughout the summer of 2005.
The Spirit Savvy Business, November, 2005, came along to
help those in business to apply Spiritual principles to business.
It was later expanded to include our life, business, our mission.
Our whole life is His life for His ways and His Mission. In August
2011, I also published on this blog an online summary of
In July, 2012, the Spirit Savvy Network
website was launched. And the keynote base for
it, Living Your Magnificent Mission, was linked to it in 2015.
For those in a God-called mission I now make myself
available to come alongside you in
prayer and the wisdom I have learned
throughout life. For anyone, I make myself
available who chooses to Live Your Magnificent Mission.
God has a calling on you, a mission for you, and something
very important for you to do. While alive, my desire is to be there
for you as you progress in what God is calling you to do.
A timeline summary and links for the above:
in Jesus is Us starting September, 2012.
...A comprehensive resource for helping you
in your journey of living your life in Spirit
for His purposes through you;
your life in partnership with His Mission.
We, the true Believers in Christ, are all part of
His Spirit Savvy Network;
we each have an important mission to live out:
and we are empowered by prayer in our secret closet,
and by praying for and helping each other.
Through Spirit we all interchange with each other
as orchestrated by Jesus, our conductor.
My Legacy Trail...