Maintaining a Heart for God

A pastor friend recently wrote me and said, “When I retired, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do. Without any delay He responded, ‘I want you to get to know Jesus.’ I said ‘Me? I’m a professional.’ He said, ‘That’s the problem!’”

He said he was still working on that assignment!

What humility to honestly share that personal conversation with God so us “professionals” and long-term disciples can check ourselves. God does not want “professionals” but followers/sons/daughters. If we do not guard our heart, we simply end up going through the motions.

May we have a heart like Paul, who after 30 years of service cried out, “that I might know Him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings.”

May we be a member of the Fellowship of the Burning Hearts, experiencing what the two men on the road to Emmaus experienced when they exclaimed their hearts were burning while Jesus was with them.

May we say with the Psalmist, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.”

May we heed the warning to the Ephesians to not lose our first love.

May we who are in union with the living God, experience the joy of that relationship today as we glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

May we be amazed once again by the amazing God of amazing grace and live out of that grace.


Israel/Egypt Trip

After postponing the Israel/Egypt trip twice for COVID restrictions, it looks like it is finally a “GO” on September 15. I plan on sharing a daily devotional and Travel Log on both FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN if you want to journey with me. We have a good group, but several have expressed the desire to go next time. If you have interest, let me know. I will add you to the list. It can be life-changing to walk in the Holy Land.

Upcoming Speaking Open Doors

  • Leader Faith Forums
  • Israel and Egypt Tour
  • Capitol Commission Gathering
  • War College Chapel
  • War College Retreat
  • The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast
  • The National Prayer Breakfast
  • Parliament & Faith Global Gathering

The Next Generation

It is amazing to watch the God-given curiosity, ingenuity, and creativity of little kids. My six-year-old grandson is a master at asking great questions.

Out of the blue, he asked Donna and me, that is Poppy and Gigi, “How did you fall in love and where?” He followed up with, “Which one of you liked the other one first?”

Then he wanted to know, “Poppy who is your best friend?” I said “Gigi.” He followed up, “Poppy, am I your best friend?” I said, “Yes … You and Gigi are my best friends!” He said, “And my sister, daddy and mommy too?”

Dear God,

May it always be so.


Please pray for Donna and me as we aim at reaching leaders for Christ and love our family well.

Month in Pictures

Thanks for Praying for the Leadership St. Tammany Retreat speaking engagement.
Hurricane Katrina Memorial Remembrance to honor the 1800+ people who lost their lives.

Maintaining a Heart for God

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