The Payback

13 08 2017

Life has been so busy I haven’t had time to write like I want, so this will be short. Don’t John and Madisdonget me wrong, I’m not complaining about being busy, I actually prefer it over a lot of idle time while enjoying all the activities that have come my way, especially the one I just came from which ranks right up there as one of the most prolific moments of my life. Let me explain.

For any and all that know me, have read my blog and other material I’ve produced, it’s no secret of my love and devotion to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As I’ve said in the past I don’t want to come across as religious, or following a certain philosophy; I want to be seen as man of faith wanting to share with others something and Someone that’s incredible and life-changing in a positive way. But occasionally I find myself wondering, am I really doing any good sharing Christ with others in the way they will see why I believe the way I do with joy and excitement of the love He has for me and for others. I realized I was not called to reach millions with the Gospel message as a pastor or famous writer, but there are times I’d like to know perhaps I’ve made a difference in at least a few lives or even one. As one writer puts it, “If you had the cure for cancer, wouldn’t you share it? You have the cure to death, get out there and share it.” And the Bible teaches, “But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” That’s what I hope I’m doing, sharing something so special I want everybody to know and have the same. So occasionally I have to wonder, am I making a difference anywhere, to anyone? This evening I’ve just returned from an event where God said to me, “Yes, you are making a difference for my name sake.” That moment came from this “Traveler of the Rock Road” when I was privileged to baptize Madison Louise Shumaker, our granddaughter.

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”  I like what the Message says about Roman 8:26-28, “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

You know, I could go with this subject all night, but I’m going to stop here and just ponder how God has blessed this man with a wonderful family, particularly a beautiful little girl whose smile can light up a room, who I call “Princess Butterfly” that brought a great man to tears, happy tears!

“Thank you Lord that I serve you; your payback is beyond awesome!!”

See ya next time.


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13 08 2017
Gary Austin

This is a great blessing in a man’s life, esp a gpa’s life. I’ve baptised some of mine who asked me! Thank you for sharing your story. gary (your friend in the prayer room.)

On Aug 13, 2017 8:48 PM, “Traveling the Rock Road” wrote:

> rockroad posted: “Life has been so busy I haven’t had time to write like I > want, so this will be short. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about > being busy, I actually prefer it over a lot of idle time while enjoying all > the activities that have come my way, especiall” >

15 08 2017
Beverly Crane

Congratulations on being able to baptize your beautiful granddaughter Madison. She is truly a gift from God. And please know you have made a difference in my life by reading your blogs. I can see how God is working through you to touch other people. Thank you John.

15 08 2017
John Miller

You have touched my heart this morning, Beverly. Thank you. John

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