Not for Nothing: A Book Idea

During my devotions this morning, I started sketching down an idea for a book, as furiously as a dog digging for a bone.  I don’t know if anything will come from it, but it would be targeted for anyone involved in the Lord’s work.  The concept would be “Not for Nothing:  Your Labor in the Lord is NOT in vain.”  Thousands of pastors and staffers (and lay workers) are discouraged in the ministry right now.  These are hard times, and a number of factors are creating debilitating emotions for Christian workers.  Yet we have:  (1) Biblical prayers regarding this; (2) Powerful promises about it; (3) Instructive insights from Christian history; (4) Resolutions we can make regarding our own attitudes on any given day.  So I’m just mulling it over.  If you’ve gone through a bout of discouragement or are in such a state now, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

PS – On the other hand, if you’re looking why we should be discouraged, check out this story in today’s Scottish Sun.  Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics guru who invented the Hulk and the X-Men is preparing to introduce the world’s first homosexual super-hero.  The plan is to give this gay character his own comic book, plus a television series on an American network or cable station.  It was bound to happen; and don’t forget–we tend to become like the heroes we espouse.

2 thoughts on “Not for Nothing: A Book Idea

  1. Awesome idea for the book – I hate that what parents consider to be “safe” becomes so easily tainted – I have heard that the old Nancy Drew books are updated and now contain questionable material etc.

  2. A deeper sadness is the apparent lack of attention so many generations of parents (Christian parents included) have paid to the content of movies, books, and music their children are indulging in, which has left a wide open door for the enemy to fill their young minds. As it is with the kitchen trashcan, garbage goes in and, low and behold, garbage comes out! Parents seem as intimidated and motivated by “peer” pressure as their children when it comes to doing what they know is right within their own households. All too often, they simply fold to allowing what so-and-so’s parents allow just to avoid looking different. Everyone loses, especially the children.

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