Encouraging men to be who God created them to be!
I had the great privilege of speaking to a group of men at Knoxville Baptist Church in Williamstown, Kentucky. The church is located just a short distance from Pure Life Ministries’ residential campus. I had not previously met the pastor of the church until we connected for the worship night. Pastor Steve Kellam is a wonderful man of God with a passion to see men rise up to be who God is calling them to be. He set up this men’s worship night and invited several churches to bring out their men to receive from the Lord.
We had a large group of men come out, a mixture of Pure Life students and staff, as well as pastors and men from Knoxville Baptist and other churches. I always enjoy ministering to men because I have seen first-hand what can happen when a man gets on fire for the Lord and lives out his calling. I truly believe there is a demonic attack on men in our society in an effort to keep them from fulfilling their God-given destinies. We need to be vigilant about the tactics of the enemy to keep us from living out our potential for the Lord.
I spoke a message about the heart of a man. The Bible has much to say about our hearts. A heart that is neglected can never accomplish the will of God. We need to take time to evaluate our hearts before the Lord. I spoke about several heart conditions that we are warned about from the Word of God, citing examples of biblical figures who dealt with these challenges. The men were very receptive. We had a great time of worship and prayer together. I believe the Lord did something in the lives of the men who attended the meeting. I’m grateful that the Lord is able to use much of what I have walked through to serve as a warning and a wake-up call to men in the church.
I’m grateful for men of God like Pastor Steve who is intentional about stirring the hearts of men to fulfill their purpose for the Lord. What a blessed night we had together!