50 Souls and a Test Drive
Tonight I witnessed a miracle of God. Over 50 souls committed their lives to Jesus Christ at Southbrook Church in Weddington, NC. God’s hand is all over Clayton King, the evangelist in for this weekend of special services. The Lord is using his ministry in a mighty way all over the country as he sows the seeds of the gospel and reaps a tremendous harvest.
Tasha and I have known Clayton for many years, though we’re only acquaintances. But we did get to talk just briefly before the service. We told him about our new ministry and this new direction and the new CD. I told him it was called “The End to Which I Strive” and with all the noise in the hallway he thought I said, “The End to a Test Drive.” He looked puzzled and gave the courteous smile and nodd thing that you do when you don’t know what to say, and you don’t want to laugh in the person’s face. It was pretty funny. I repeated the title to him, and then we had a hearty laugh. He said it would have made a good emo title. I agreed.
Speaking of a test drive, Clayton was really clear to communicate that the Christian life is not something you simply try out for a while to see if you like it. It’s not something you take for a spin. It requires taking up your cross, taking up the electric chair – sharing in the sufferings of Christ. Not a seeker-friendly sermon, by any stretch, and yet God moved. Ironic, I guess. Not surprising though. God honors His Word and people want to hear the truth.
Tomorrow’s gonna be awesome still with three more services to go and tons more lost people coming with their friends.