Some things never get old. This is my third Christmas in the Cousin Eddie outfit, but a new moose mug! The old one was broken in the move to Bowling Green this year. We love watching the same Christmas movies every year and will often do so while cooking dinner, putting up the tree, or cleaning the house together.
This is my 5th year using GNFY as an evangelism tool. My dear friend and mentor, Charles Brock, passed away in November. Sharing the Good News of the gospel never got old with him. He literally never left the house without bait (Good News books). He had fishing bait in his car, on a table by his front door, in a display at his office, and cases and cases of books ready to share with anyone who was willing to evangelize.
He had a passion to share the gospel with the lost and a strong desire to encourage believers to be about the business of fishing for men. Sharing never got old with him.
I'm at a place of contemplation in my life. We are settled into our new home. The kids are well under way with their collegiate studies. I have finished my doctoral project, dissertation, and have graduated. I am coming to a better understanding of my new role with the KBC. These things are good, but not the main thing.
I find myself asking these questions during my morning prayer and study time: "Am I loving the Lord each day with my actions? Am I really spending quality time in prayer; not only lifting up the lost, but listening for His voice to guide me as I go? Am I really passionate for the lost? Do I really see them as I go? When they see me, do I exude the love of my Savior and is the gospel message I share true to scripture?"
While it's fun to dress up as a Christmas movie character with a prop or two, it's necessary to stop periodically and contemplate our walk with the Lord.
"Lord, may it never get old to share the Good News of the gospel as we go. Give us tears for the lost as we cry out to you from early in the morning on into the night. Allow us the energy to be about your business and help us recognize that we need help and encouragement as we go. Please give us a Timothy to train, a Barnabas to walk with, and a Paul to pour into us. May it never get old to follow you, share the gospel, and encourage others in the faith. Amen."
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