My devotional book Nourishments has opened the door for me to meet many new brothers and sisters across America. It has been a blast to meet so many of these Americans who are just slugging through life doing their part to advance the Kingdom of God. I met a beautiful singer called Cheri Keaggy who was recently divorced from her high school sweet heart of 20 some years. She never envisioned herself getting a divorce that resulted in her walking through the dark valley of sadness; however, she felt the Holy Spirit of God tell her to start writing and singing again. You should check her out; her new album is beautiful and make sure to listen to “There Will Be One Day” where she sings God of Comfort, comfort me.
Although our journey of sharing Nourishments is just beginning; I have had the great pleasure of four radio interviews over the past few months with some amazing men. The hosts were so professional and kind. The last two in particular took the time to encourage me as a new author; how kind of them to give me the time of day! But isn’t that what we Christians do for one another?
Sadly, not all Christians live out the command to love one another. I had another interview with a “big name ministry” that was the antithesis of the radio interviews. The interviewer was cold as ice and even a bit condescending. Part of me thought I should not be bothering her with Nourishments, but the Holy Spirit reminded me it was in His Name I was there, not in my name and not in my power, but in His. The next morning he led me to Acts 4 where Peter and John were teaching the people about Jesus, His death and resurrection. The big time leaders with titles and power in the church threw them in jail! The leaders with a platform and titles prodded Peter and John by asking, “By what power or what name did you teach?” In other words, you two are nobodies; you have no title or position; who do you think you are? Peter answered that his power and name came from Jesus, the very One they continued to reject by their actions.
Did you catch that nugget of Truth? Who are we as Christians to look down on anyone because they do not have what the world considers “important." We are all important if we are in God’s family. We all matter and we are always “on the air” with Jesus listening to how we treat others.
God bless you; you are very important and have an important role to play in the Kingdom.
And God bless America!