Light bulb moment.

From the forward of Bibilcal Missions by Roy Dearmore, Ron Thomas writes,

” The best way to disciple is one on one in bodily presence. What better way to teach than to walk and talk personally with someone. unfortunately, this means is not always possible. Time and space limit our ability to personally, bodily, disciple everyone. Tapes and personal correspondence can be a means of placing our imprint on the life of another individual. Much of the New Testament is a collection of letters written for the purpose of instruction, correction, reproof. and admonition. Another means of transfer and discipleship is an extended form of the written page. Why not write books? Why not pour those years of experience and knowledge into books so that others can profit? Books can travel places we cannot personally go. Books can live on beyond our expected years and touch lives beyond our lifetime.”

Who knows the book I pulled this from? It is 667 pages of “dry as cracker juice” (says Dr Head) information on mission’s and working in the field build churches, It was required reading for a class I took at GBBI. This short paragraph changed me. It changed my perspective on reading and the benefit from it. I never considered reading as something to do as a means to be better personally. I had a lightbulb moment. The rest of the book I dont remember  but I remember this paragraph. To be taught by Spurgeon, or RGLEE, or the list is endless, once read a book by Dr Sexton he wrote in the 80s on building a bus ministry. Made possible by books. Read Read and read some more.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

and on and on Solomon talks about getting wisdom from learning and knowledge from understanding. May the Lord help me as I grow in Knowledge and Wisdom.

48 days to the work you love [Book] by Dan Miller, Dave Ramsey

As I read this book I learned of so many mistakes I made in the past in searching for job’s. I am placing this on my must read list for my kids and any one that might ever have to work another day in their life. The is practical knowledge, and clear yet easy to read book. It can be put in practice with anyone at any level. This is a book I wish I read 20 years ago. This is the type of book that makes you dream for better. To live within the boundaries and personality God gave us. Scale of 1-10 I give it a 9 –Jason

48 Days to the Work You Love is not about finding a new job. It is about finding out what you are going to “be.” According to Dan Miller, failing to make that fundamental discovery is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But the great news is this book will lead you to the vocation you will love. Dan Miller will help you see clear patterns form from which you can make successful career and job decisions by understanding your God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. These patterns create a compass for you. Finding the work you love is finding the fulfillment of your calling.