Last week heard a fantastic sermon from Pastor Steve at First Baptist Church in Lafayette Louisiana. Got another great message today at Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens from visiting Pastor John Maxwell. Last election cycle we were inundated with the liberal progressive poll-tested message of 1% vs 99%. Pastor Maxwell spoke today about being a 100%-er: 100% for God in all things. We studied the relationship between Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 19 and 2 Kings 2) and how Elisha’s faithfulness in small things led to his being blessed with a double portion of God’s spirit upon Elijah’s ascent. Again, I wish Obama, Reid, and Pelosi were sitting beside me this morning so their spirit would be convicted to give 100% to the American people, especially considering their desire to inflict pain, misery, and hardship upon my countrymen just for political gain. However, the closing admonition from Pastor Maxwell were Elisha’s words of encouragement, which spoke directly to me: Be Diligent. Be Ready. Be Willing. Be Bold. Be Courageous. Roger that Elisha, Game on!
Yesterday was a great day here in Louisiana, spending time with folks in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Today I’ll get a chance to visit the National World War II Memorial in New Orleans before heading home. However, one thing sticks with me from my time here in the beautiful Bayou State: attending church service at First Baptist of Lafayette. Pastor Steve preached yesterday from the Book of Acts, Chapters 2, 4, and 5 about the five principles of Christian stewardship: unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity, and accountability. As I reflect upon the decisions in our Nation’s capitol today I wish Pastor Steve had given that sermon on the House and Senate floor, and to a certain someone in the Oval office. Folks in DC are sent to be stewards and representatives and I wonder if we were to ask what their guiding principles are, what the response would be. Heck, I’d just like to know what sermon message they heard on Sunday morning. Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation. Do the right thing today Harry Reid. America is watching your stewardship.