Right Here Right Now

I want to be used by God.

A warrior, someone who encourages, light and salt.

Because of all that was done for me, I want to be all God has called me to be.

I’m pretty sure my resume would not qualify me for the position, but that’s o.k. God delights in qualifying the unqualified.

But where do I begin? There are many ways God can use me but what does He want me to do right now?

As my wife was leaving for work this morning she hugged our grandson and said “you are going to be  great blessing to others, in fact you already are a blessing. You give great hugs and kisses, you pray for others, you share and you are kind, and just being who you are brings great joy to us. My wife who is  great blessing in her own right, provided the answer to the question “what does He want me to do right now.

Whoever we might become, whatever we might do, who and what we are right now is most important. So what am I called to do right now?

Right now offering an encouraging word to a family member, a friend, a co-worker, neighbor. A small act of kindness only noticed by God, but a big encouragement to someone going through a difficult time.

Right now taking time to pray about the need I see. And asking how I can help?

Right now just being there, by my presence providing support in times of mourning and grief.

Right now a willingness to give my time, my energy, my money without hesitation when the opportunity presents itself.

Right now showing love and kindness to everyone. Everyone! Even the ones who may not be kind or loving to me.

Right now is a good time to begin.





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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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