It’s amazing how the Kingdom of God works. Little seeds sown throughout your life have the ability to produce so much fruit – fruit in the form of souls won to the Lord! While the devil will tell you that the things you do for God don’t amount to much, or that what you’ve done has all been ‘undone’ by circumstances and events, remember that he is a liar and that’s what he does best!
There is no greater thing that you can do than to sow seeds into the fields where God has placed you because some of those seeds will land on fertile soil and can produce a harvest greater than you could ever imagine or hope for. It has been that way with me and all the ministry throughout my life, and especially at Heritage USA. Some of the seeds sown back then have produced such surprising results that I am amazed today!
While the devil and his minions tried to tell me that it was all lost back in the ‘80’s and it was all for nothing, today I keep hearing from people like Karen Wheaton who got her start in ministry at Heritage USA in 1978 – and today leads a ministry called “The Ramp” that has seen untold thousands of young people saved and brought into God’s Kingdom.
Karen was on our show recently and she told the story of how she had applied to the “Heritage School of Evangelism” in 1978. She reminded me that we were only accepting 300 students that year, and when she received her acceptance letter she was student #299! She said that one “yes” changed her life and set her on a path of ministry that changed many other lives.
You see, Heritage didn’t really close, it just went on a sabbatical! Don’t let the devil tell you that what you did for God was all for nothing! Every single prayer you prayed is recorded in heaven, and every single thing you made happen for others, God will make happen for you. If you goal is to reach people for Jesus, you will have your reward in heaven! Read Revelation 22!
I will admit that I need encouragement every now and then, because the devil still tries to tell me that nothing I did was worth anything. Then God sends a Karen, and reminds me that the devil is a liar.
I feel like Karen is my child and BeBe and CeCe Winans said they feel like I’m their Dad. I believe God delights in picking the unthinkable things to confound the wise in the last days! You just can’t deny the ministry that’s going forth today – because of Heritage USA .
And today I know that there are some of these kids coming out of the Master’s Commission here at Morningside that will turn the world upside down for Jesus! I had a heart for the youth back at Heritage, and that hasn’t changed. God showed me that the future rests with kids who can reach their own generation with a fresh message that sometimes we old folks have allowed to get stale. Kids are searching, and I want them to find the truth – the Jesus of the Bible!
All kids need to feel is the presence of God and they will come. The answer is still the same for all the generations; God is not just a religious God but a real God and when they worship Him, He will come. Every generation is searching for who God is, and who they are, and when they realize that God is real and He loves them individually, they become believers!
This is the responsibility of spiritual fathers and mothers… someone is waiting behind your “yes.” On the other hand, your “no” can have terrible consequences.
We said “yes” to Karen back in 1978 and hundreds of thousands of kids have experienced the presence of God because of it.
Let’s make sure that we don’t let the final generation down. Let’s say “yes” to the potential of our kids today. They may look tattered and torn, and they are, but God sees them as bright shining lights for Him… and so do I.