Just recently I read a blog from my good friend Sam Ward. I must say my heart was so stirred within me that I fell under such great conviction about my present spiritual condition. I cried out to God to renew within me a compassion for souls.
Brother Sam is a layman at Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, TX, which is my home church. He works more for the Lord than most preachers I know (including myself in that statement). Lately on his blog, which I would encourage you to read, he has been telling us about a Chinese restaurant he has been frequenting. He has been witnessing to the workers there, which are Chinese. He has been praying for God to help him reach these souls for the Lord. Well God opened a door for him to teach English twice a week at the restaurant. He will be going there at 10:30pm and teach to 11:30. He will be using a program that is heavily saturated with the Gospel. Now, I know Bro. Sam, and he has little desire to teach English, but He has a great desire to win people to Jesus.
Bro. Sam works a job and already has a full plate serving the Lord. Yet twice a week when others are sleeping he will be at a Chinese restaurant trying to win Chinese souls to the Lord. Did I mention to you that Bro. Sam has MD. He lives in severe pain, and yet still gives his all to Jesus. I've never heard him complain about anything. I've never heard him criticize others. He lives to see one more soul saved! I can tell you that he is my hero! Thank God for brother Sam Ward. We need more men like him in our fundamental Baptist Churches.
God help our back slidden hearts! Most Baptist spend more time complaining and criticizing than they do winning Souls. May we learn from men like Brother Sam, so that we can get out and tell some one that there is a Saviour who died on Calvary for them! Most Baptist are more wrapped up in materialism, than they are about soul-winning! Most Baptist would rather criticize than testify! May we cry out to God and beg Him to put a burden for souls in our hearts. God please help our back slidden hearts!