Saturday, June 12, 2021



(“He who wins souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30 NKJV)

Dear Readers:

Well, how did we do with the ‘Superhero Rescue Mission’ experiment? I’ll be candid that my mission was what some might term ‘a bust’.

Does the failure of performing the mission make me, or you, a failure? I said a couple experiments ago that I was going to be upfront with success . . . or failure. The key is what did we learn from our experience?

I prayed daily for someone to rescue, but perhaps I prayed just in passing. If you’re like me you have a lot of people and activities vying for time and attention. That’s not a bad thing. God can use us even in the busiest of times. I fully believe that.

The heroes of the Bible also had a lot of people and activities vying for their time, but God still used them mightily. In Exodus 18 Moses was warned by his father-in-law to hand out some judging duties to other qualified men because the task was so large that Moses was becoming overwhelmed. God used Moses’ father-in-law to help Moses understand that it’s okay to not have all the answers all the time . . . and it’s okay to rethink whether we should try a different approach.

In Mark 5:25-34 Jesus was engaged in traveling to Jairus’s home to heal Jairus’s little daughter. While walking there a large crowd also walked close by him, and Jesus was so popular that the crowd pushed in on him. 

It reminded me of a couple weeks ago when Phil Mickelson became the oldest pro golfer ever to win a major golf tournament. Most golf tournaments up to that point were spectator-less due to Covid. But the fans were celebrating their newfound freedom, and they crowded in on Phil in mob jubilation. The other golfer in the twosome became perturbed at the melee, and he said that he even reinjured his knee trying to navigate through the fans pressing in on them.

In Jesus’ case, even though he was on a very important mission to heal a very sick little girl, he felt ‘power’ radiate out from him to someone in the crowd. His disciples were incredulous and basically told him that no way could he know who in the great mob touched him. But Jesus took the time out of his busy schedule to address a woman with a serious issue of bleeding.

So being busy doesn’t mean a death knell to performing the task of The Great Commission. It only means that perhaps we need to practice the fundamentals over and over again so that we can basically ‘do it in our sleep’ when the opportunity arises. We need to build our ‘mental muscles’ to make soulwinning come as naturally as the many other activities of our days.

So I intend to keep on practicing the fundamentals, building those ‘mental muscles, and praying to God and the Holy Spirit to bring people my way to witness to. How about you?

See you next week,

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