Thursday, September 29, 2011

My acceptance speech!

 I received an award this weekend.  It is an award I feel completely undeserving of.  
It is an award that I wasn't necessarily trying to win.  
Sounds strange, right?

I have mentioned several times about my church's soul-winning program.  
Our goal is to see 2011 people bow their heads and accept Christ as their Savior in the year 2011.   I cannot recall the exact number at the moment, but we are very close to 1600 already.  Amazing!  
Since joining the church in June, I have tried to do my part to contribute to that goal. 

This past Sunday I received the title of "Soul-Winner of the Month" for the month of September.  
This award is given to the person that has the largest number of souls saved out of the church.
It is my first time receiving it and I am honored.  (D received it last month.  I am extremely proud!)

The intention of this post is not to "toot my own horn" by any means, though.
I take absolutely no credit for myself.
I am proud and humbled to be used by God as a vessel to carry The Gospel to the lost.
I am merely following a command of God.
It is my obligation as a Christian to tell as many as I can about the Saving Grace of our Lord Jesus!
How will they know, if we don't tell them?

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."   
Mark 16:15

Here is my award:

The boot signifies us "hiking up the mountain" towards the goal that we have set as a church. 
When someone receives it they write the month, number they saw saved and sign it.
I have it on my dresser as a daily reminder of what has been done, yet there is still so much to do.
It will remain there until I pass it on to the next person next month.
Even after it is gone, I hope that the excitement and motivation remain.
We are not promised tomorrow.

"Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."  Proverbs 27:1

So, the question remains:

If you can't say with 100% certainty that you will spend eternity in Heaven when you die, please email me and I will share with you what the Bible says about how you can KNOW for sure.

God Bless Y'all!!

Happy Thursday!!


  1. I like your perspective! It's not about an award, but using it as a motivating tool to keep you about our Father's business - telling others about Christ. God bless you as you reach others for Him!

    Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! Still relishing thoughts from my quiet time yesterday - Be still, and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10. Something about being still in His presence gives peace AND patience! Have a beautiful day! God bless!

  2. That is so awesome! I was JUST thinking of you earlier today, remembering the first blog post I read from you which was about this exact thing. How amazing... How blessed you are that God is using you in this way!

  3. You have so inspired me with this post! Praise God for the number of souls that have come through the doors of your church! And what a lovely idea to encourage you with a gift. May you continue to "walk" with the Lord with much fervor, winning souls for Christ and inspiring others to do the same!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I can know someone who loves God too! Following you back!


  4. Praise God! That is sooooo awesome!!!!

  5. Very cool! There is nothing like leading a soul to Christ. Yay God!!