Monday, October 26, 2009

Da Word... 229! Resurgence

And we're back!  That's right!  It was a long hiatus, but we are back!

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever wasted.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58

And there you have it!  Part of the reason I stopped composing these bad boys was the feeling that its effectiveness was waning.  Yup!  In fact, my plan was to create some kind of survey, send it out, and assess from the responses whether or not to continue.   Problem was I never got around to creating a survey!  And then well.... you know... time flew by...

But then three weeks ago I was in church, straight chillin'.  The pastor was doing a sermon on "generous living."  He then got around to that verse up above.  BOOM!  It hit me!  And you know what?  A couple of you out there shared the same type of thought with me way back when you noticed the disappearance.

What's the word?  The word on the street here is that nothing done for Pops above is wasted effort.  Now to be clear, this is not to say anything that's anything done "for" Pops above is not wasted.  There are plenty of things people do and claim they are doing FOR Pops... and it's just not true!  We are talking here about legit activity we do for Pops, like speaking the good news!

So to all you fellow soldiers, all of you who are towing the line, all of you who are in the trenches, take courage and take heart!  You can rest assured that your work will be fruitful whether or not you see the tangible results of your labor.  Our job is to remain strong and steady, to move forward!  And most of all, to remain ENTHUSIASTIC!  It is that enthusiasm, that knowledge that you and Pops are shoulder to shoulder, that will drive you.  You have NO idea the impact you are having.   And believe me, it is great!  Every once in a while a story will circle back around to you about how one small word you said changed a life, in fact saved a life.  Isn't that what it's all about?  Rise up homie and carry that torch!!!  A little further now ;-D


  - patrick

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