Friday, July 10 2020
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3
Doug the Barber was just a good ole country boy who lived and worked in a small country town and raised some cows, cut hair, and drank beer! There wasn't much else to do, so once a week Doug and I went to the sports-bar (a ramshackle old metal building) and played pool.
For years I was full of vision and passion, always seeking the Lord for opportunities to minister and to build up His kingdom, but now I felt the wind had gone out of my sails and my spiritual life was empty! Shipwrecked on the rocks of hopelessness! Anyway as Doug and I played pool I began to pray for him to become convicted of his lifestyle and come to the Lord. It wasn't long before he began to ask questions about the Bible and then one night I noticed he was drinking a Diet Coke.
I asked him if he had been convicted of drinking beer and he said no, he was convicted of not spending time with his family! I didn't lead him in a prayer or baptize him, I just kept sowing seed and eventually, the Lord saved him. You know Jesus knows how to save folks! Doug now witnesses and shares his faith with every man in town who comes for a haircut! All glory to God!
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin