As of November 2017 I have stopped writing for publication (and from all forms of public ministry) that I might more fully devote myself to the simple quiet contemplative life of an Urban Monk/Hermit.

What I have written, I have written. I have nothing more to say.

One day while reading my Bible I noticed that in Luke 1:1-4 the disciples were called “Servants of the Word.”

Portrait of Ken painted by Barb Lock.

“Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and Servants of the Word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.” (NASB)

That phrase struck a responsive chord in my heart. That is what I want to be, a “Servant of the Word.”

Teaching and Preaching

I love to read the Word. I also love to teach the Word, and preach the Word, sometimes from a pulpit, but more often in writing, as you see here. In doing so I am a “Servant of the Word.” I believe it is good that we daily spend time in the Word and use it as the foundation of our Christian life. And it is good to be in a church that holds the proclamation of the Word of God as primary to its purpose and identify. Worship and the Word provide a good balance and a healthy diet for our Life in Christ.

Prophetic Ministry

I am also blessed and humbled to be used of God over the past 40 plus years to minister the prophetic “word of the Lord” to individuals, churches, and to the Body of Christ at large. In this way as well I am a “Servant of the Word.”

Servant of “He Who is the Word”

But perhaps most important of all I am a Born Again, Spirit-filled, Blood Bought Child of God. This has brought me into a relationship with God Almighty as revealed to us in the Lord Jesus Christ. Among His many titles Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh.

John 1:14 (NKJV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Or as the KJV expresses it, “And the Word was made flesh.” I am blessed to simply be a servant of “He Who is the Word”.

Handmaid of the Lord.

Obedience to the Word

And like Mary, the Mother of our Lord, I want to say,

“Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (NASB)

I also want to listen to her when she tells the servants at the wedding feast in Cana,

“Do what He tells you.” John 2:5 (NLT)

The Word of God gives many clear instructions. With a heart of servanthood we come into obedience to those instructions. This is not the way of bondage, nor the way of legalism. This is the way of life, and that most abundant!

Heart Focus

As I write I have several areas of interest, which I have arranged by category at the top of the page. Some years ago I received a revelation I believe the Lord gave me from the Scriptures about God's Fabulous Five Fold, His amazing and very simple plan to lead His church through Five Fold Leadership Teams of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. I invite you to read these easily understood pages containing simple Biblical concepts - but concepts that could revolutionizee the idea and practice of church as we now know it.

And as you can see there are also sections for:

  • Prophetic Words and
  • general Articles on matters of interest.
  • For more focussed articles check out the sections on Health and
  • Simplicity, two topics I believe are near and dear to the heart of God.
  • Finally, I have had a life long fascination with words well said, and elegant turns of phrase that concisely or humorously express a truth. I have placed some of my collection of these quotes under Wit & Wisdom.

If you want to know my history and manner of life, you will see a Biography page, and one entitled The Quiet Life of an Urban Monk/Hermit listed to the right. It is all there, believe me!

His Word is Like Fire

As much as I am blessed to minister the Word in preaching, teaching, words of exhortation, prophecy, and writing, I confess that there are times when I would much prefer to just be silent. However, try as I might, I find I simply cannot do it. I think that the prophet Jeremiah expressed it best when he wrote,

Then I said,
“I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not. Jeremiah 20:9 (NKJV)

Jeremiah 20.9.

So I invite you to take a look around. Who knows, you just may like what you see.

God bless you.

Ken R. Anderson