My Sons, Grandsons and Sons in The Faith!
Not with great, wise or learned explanation or words; but from the depth of my heart and love for Christ & You come these SIMPLE thots and encouragements! The things I want you to remember and plug into your life an heart are the things you have seen and heard from my life lived out in reality based, honest actions and habits that God has enabled me to make an embedded path, modus operandi, motto or way of life- the way I believe He has wanted me to flesh out and live! Notice I said live not just know! There are tons of guys who can tell you “what” but few who can ” show” you how and what by their life!
Some of these simple but profound truths youhopefully have seen and heard from me and His Word!
Love His Son Jesus!
Jesus loved the church,bride…you!
He loves, serves, provides for and shepherds her… so should you!
Jesus loved and died for the lost world… so should you!
You have in abundance the forgiveness, love and presence of Jesus in your life share it in all you do! with all you meet!
Serving others- bringing them Jesus, salvation, freedom, joy, meaning, significance
and mission is absolutely the greatest calling and way to spend your life!
Start at home… with your wife! Then your children! Give them faith in Jesus,dependence on Him,teach them to embrace His mission to our world and to serve Him by serving others and you will find great joy and pride if they follow you as you follow Christ!
We aren’t left here to worship…learn and fellowship as our focus because we could do all those things better in Heaven with our Lord! We have been left here to bring the Gospel…one cup of water, one act of sacrifice, one obedience at a time- to and for the least of these… so they might come to a saving knowledge and relationship with HIM! It is true that Jesus, HE will build His Church- but remember.. He will use you to do it! There is no higher calling in this life!
Please remember that circumstances, situations and people will hurt you and disappoint… but the JOY of our Lord will be your strength! He is your source and resource! He is faithful no matter what!
Stay in The Word and let it stay in you… all you do, say and think! Your actions are louder than your words and to obey is better than sacrifice!
Please bring joy, laughter and happiness to your home, church and world! We don’t laugh or have happiness enough in the church to attract many in… we should work on this! Jesus came to bring ABUNDANT life and laughter and happiness should be more than evident in our lives…
Love God…His Son (The written & Living Word)…His Family…His World!
Remember- GOD HAS NEVER FAILED ME YET! NEVER WILL!
By the way P.S.- Sheep stink… i is one.)
BUT- He is daily washing me…
His and yours,
christopher alan ball .)