Who is next?
You never know who will be sitting in the seat on Sunday. In fact, some weeks as I drive in to church I wonder if anyone will show. Check out this letter from a man who visited on Oct 11th. God is doing amazing things here in San Marcos. For that we give HIM all the honor.
Thank you so very much for baptizing me this weekend! I really do appreciate it!! You just don’t know how much!
Well, my situation is this: I decided to have a weekend getaway encounter with God to renew my relationship with Him and get on with the tasks at hand. I am not sure if you’ve had a chance to read the “pray for me” prayer on the back of the visitor’s card. I wrote something about completing the mission God has called me to (I wrote it as soon as I sat down prior to your sermon, God has a way to speak to us!). I felt then I was in the right place.
I have been in ministry for about 20 years preaching and teaching the Word of God everywhere I go. The Lord has opened doors for me to be able to start Bible studies at the places I’ve worked. I work now at an engineering company and God has allowed me to start a study here as well. I’ve preached at several churches in the Houston area. I love the Lord with all my heart. I grew up Methodist, but once I attended college I experienced tremendous spiritual growth. I attended a non-denominational church and it was over. The power of God filled that place like I never felt. I wanted more and more of that! In the Methodist church I attended, that did not baptize in the traditional way. I said that one day I’d do it but never did, always putting it off. This time when the opportunity presented itself, I JUMPED at the chance!! I asked one of the ushers, “Can anybody get baptized today? Anybody?” I was like OK, THIS IS MY CHANCE and I do thank you Pastor Robin!!
I feel the tug of fulltime ministry in pastoring a church. I ask that you stand in agreement with me as the transition is made, from working for the world to working for the Master! I listened intently to your sermon and the last point you made, MY FOCUS IS JESUS and that we have an expiration date, made an imprint on my soul. I was like today, today is my day to decide to go after God’s will for my life. God does not save us to sit. I will not die with the gifts and talents God has placed inside me. Thanks for that simple sermon. I will never forget it. It spoke to everything inside me.