Let me give you some background context before your judging begins… OR maybe I’m too late, and you have already judged me. Eh. Doesn’t matter…
Here we go!
When one of my cousins, August Dickens was around 15 years young, he made a declaration to himself and to God to make Jesus famous! So, while he was in high school, during his basketball practices, he always wore shirts that proclaimed Jesus’ name!
Ah. I’m so inspired by that boy!
End of story.
So… obviously my cousin thinks Jesus is pretty important for him to want to make his name famous…
But why? What’s the point? What do you get out of making him famous?
Well, I reckon everyone has their own reasons why they do or don’t make Him famous. But, I’m going to take the next few minutes to share with you, what I’ve been up to for the past week and half. And by the end, you can let me know if:
I made Jesus famous like my cousin did
For the past 2 weeks, my church from The Bahamas & I went on a Mission Trip to a remote, indigenous village called: Zapote de Picachos to share the love of Jesus to the Huichol People. While we were there, we set up 4 ministries: Girl & Boy Workshop, Clinic, and Vacation Bible School (VBS) which was my turf. This is the second time my team returned to the Huichol Village, so you would not be able to imagine the JOY on ALL of OUR faces. They were so excited for our arrival, that some of the children who I taught at VBS last year, came to meet us by the boats. IT WAS SO PRECIOUS!!! Gosh…. All the memories we made this year was incredible: The relationships we built, the all-nighters, the morning devotions and worship, the futbol and volleyball games, and the BEST PART…. I led an 11 year young named, Kevin to the Lord in Spanish!!!
On our way back from Zapote de Picachos to Mexico City airport, which happens to be 9 hours of traveling on different modes of transportation, we watched the movie: God’s Not Dead. And in the movie as the university student was challenged by his faith, a pastor reminded him of this verse:
“Acknowledge me before men and I will acknowledge you”
I’m current writing this blog post on the plane from Mexico to Bahamas and this verse has not stopped pounding my spirit. And I don’t know why…
Maybe Jesus simply wanted to remind me of it
Maybe he wanted me to share it with you
Maybe… lol! I have no idea!
But, there you have it! Now, you know!!!
What I’ve been continued to be reminded of during this awful year of 2017 is:
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS DURING OUR TIME ON EARTH IS TO WAKE UP & DEVIATE FROM THE NORM BY LOVING JESUS & LOVING OTHERS BECAUSE NOTHING IS GREATER THAN THE LOVE OF JESUS! AND THAT’S WHY I MAKE HIM FAMOUS!!!!
Once you live this out you are stepping into the greatness God has created you for!