Plea is an appeal to chose the higher good. Life is a continuous journey filled with choices that give the opportunity for blessing or hurt. Plea is written to encourage the better part.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
CONNECTED TO FULFILL OUR DESTINY
This past Sunday at church I had Dr. Robert Spence, President of Evangel University in Springfield, MO., as my pulpit guest speaker. Way back in 1971 I served as his youth pastor at Crichton Assembly of God in Mobile, Alabama. He and his wife also had lunch with me and we reminisced about old times back in 1971.
We laughed and about rolled on the floor at some of the funny things that happened there. Once, Kristy fainted while singing in the choir on a Sunday morning. I had to pick her up and carry her out the side door of the church. Her eyes had rolled back in her head and I thought for a moment she had died. She hadn't, thankfully. She just got weak and fainted. All the ladies thought she was pregnant, but she wasn't.
I learned a lot from Dr. Spence as he served as a mentor to me even at a distance all these years. Everyone needs a mentor or model to follow. I have been very fortunate to have had a number of great leaders who have blessed my life.
One amazing thing about my relationship with Dr. Spence is that my dad, who is a minister, gave him his first preaching opportunity, and then years later Dr. Spence gave me my first full-time ministry opportunity. I guess you could say this was a very unusual connecting relationship between our families.
God uses people to connect us and help develop us into the fullness of His perfect plan for our lives. Who has God connected you with that can mentor and bless your life?
Welcome to Plea. This is my feeble attempt to share faith, hope, and love and to encourage better life choices for eternal good and blessing. I am a husband, father, minister, writer with a desire to point people to the higher good.
My personal journey has not always been an easy one, but God has been faithful to walk with me every step of the way.
My pleas is that you will read and be inspired to choose the higher good in life.