Are You Called To Be A Catalyst?

Catalyst: A person or event that quickly causes change or action   Billy Graham is known as an evangelistic preacher that has shared the gospel with millions of people in over 185 countries. When I see a man that has been exalted by the Lord I often ask, “How did he get his start?” After doing some research, I found out two catalytic events in Billy Graham’s life:   1) A person’s pivotal prayer 2) A man’s faithfulness to respond to God’s call   Vernon’s Pivotal Prayer   Billy Graham was a small-town farm boy. According to the Billy Graham website, one day there was a prayer meeting being held in the pasture of his family’s farm. Little did Billy know that day a man named Vernon Patterson prayed that God would raise up someone from Charlotte to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth. An earnest prayer preceded Billy Graham’s encounter with Jesus.   Mordecai’s Call To Be a Catalyst   A few months later Mordecai Ham, a traveling evangelist, preached an 11-week revival where Billy, on a whim, attended. Not many people know Mordecai Ham’s name, but many are familiar with Billy Graham’s legacy. Mordecai was […]

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You Want Me To Blog About Blueberries?

Blueberries. That’s what I heard one Saturday morning as sipped my coffee, soaked up the sunrise and journaled my prayers.  If I’m being honest,  I already had in my head what I was going to write in my blog, but thought it would be good to double check and run my idea by God. Ya know, make sure he is on the same page as me, not if I am on the same page as him.  How many times do I find myself doing that? Already making up in my mind how something will look or what I should do and then almost as a common courtesy making sure God is aligned with my plan? That’s dangerous. So, Saturday morning I found myself asking God a simple question, “What do you want me to write in my blog this month?” Immediately I heard back, “Blueberries.” Um, What?! I began to question this response. Am I hearing blueberries because it’s Saturday morning and I haven’t had breakfast? Could be. Is it because earlier in the week someone tried to use a blueberry pancake recipe to pick me up? Might be. I was confused and went about my prayers with blueberries in the back of my mind. Saturday […]

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