Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Today as a celebrate a milestone in my life I give praise and honor to a person that has been instrumental in my life for the last 26 years. That person is Dr. Dana Caron. Dr. Caron came into my life around the last quarter of 1987 after I arrived in Austin, TX to address a 10 year drug problem. Dr. Carson was in school at the time and as I remember it was traveling back and forth to school. Even though he was traveling he was about to embrace me in a way that no other spiritual leader has. I said that to say, he was able to pour into me the wisdom of God on a level that I have rarely encountered. This is no discredit to other spiritual leaders because every leader has a certain gift and his gift is extraordinary.
This brings me to my first point of using the passage Jeremiah 3:15 is that the pastor that God gives has to have the heart of God. We know that God’s heart is evangelism. This was demonstrated when members of Praise Tabernacle were on sixth street witnessing the gospel that night I was on my way to possibly get into some more trouble. This has to do with knowledge and understanding because providing the wisdom to be able to communicate the plan of God is a lost art in the church today. Just think, dose the church that you attend now teach you how to evangelize or do you just hear about it in a message over the pulpit. Hum??? OK, I know people don’t do that anymore. But food for thought, they were killing people for preaching Jesus in the times that we read about. There were wars, homosexuality, politics, people trying to make money, false prophets, and all the things that you deal with on a daily bases but yet they felt that they needed to do it. Just went on a bike ride, I’m back.
My second point is ” to feed you”, I think you Dr. Carson for you constant feeding. Day and night you inhaled the things of God and you made sure that you communicated the things of God to us. At that time in my life I was like a sponge that had been emptied of all the junk that was in me. You filled me with the things of God. As a result, my life has continued to prosper. I don’t have enough time to share all the blessing that God has sent my way and continues to release in my life. As I continue to work to manifest that thing that God has called me to do, the solid foundation that was laid years ago keeps me stable in life, in faith, and in career.
Thanks Dr. Carson