Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Advice For Men
“A Higher Call Men’s Conference” will once again be taking place here at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, March 16. I believe that this year’s event will be the best one yet as it features Jeff Struecker, whose story was featured in the motion picture, “Black Hawk Down;” Chad Williams, a former Navy SEAL; and Ryan Sharpe, who will share his riveting story of when his young son almost died.
I’m sure that Jeff, Chad and Ryan will have some amazing things to share with the hundreds and hundreds of men who will attend this year’s conference. But what if you had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of men and share with them one piece of advice that you would like every man to hear – what advice would you share? My piece of advice to men would be this – “Follow hard after God!” That’s what our world needs today! That’s what our country needs today! That’s what northern Michigan needs today! That’s what our churches need today! That’s what our families need today! We need men who don’t take their faith lightly but who “follow hard after God!”
In the Bible, Joshua was a leader in Israel like this. Not only did Israel serve God as long as Joshua was their leader, but even after his death the Bible says in Joshua 24:31 that as long as there were leaders in Israel who remembered and had rubbed shoulders with Joshua, Israel continued to follow God. Joshua was a man who took his faith seriously. He “followed hard after God” and the result impacted people while he was alive and even after he had died. I want to be a man like that! I hope you do too! One thing that can help all of us men to see this happen in our lives is to register for “A Higher Call Men’s Conference” by calling 888.930.2060 or going on line at www.ahighercall.com.