Random thoughts on Life, Leadership, & Messy Spirituality

One Invite to Church Changed MY Life!

That’s my story – how about you? One invite really did change my life! Well, it was actually one person inviting me a whole bunch of times to his church until I finally gave in! THANK GOD my buddy Garland Robertson cared enough about me that he didn’t give up on me. I knew Garland for many years, but we had lost touch for a period of our lives. Then one day we ran into each other at a University of Miami football game. We both had season tickets & his were a few rows behind me.

At every football game we would catch up, talk about life, and at some point in the discussion he would work into the conversation something cool that his church was doing & invite me to come check it out. I was always polite about it – but would always blow off his invites.

If you look up the word “determination” – there will be a picture of Garland there. He never gave up on me! For 2 years, every time he saw me, he would invite me. He was never pushy or obnoxious about it – he was just determined! He cared enough about me, my life, my family, & where I was going to spend eternity – that he wouldn’t give up.

Finally, one day when I was at a place in my life where I was ready – I said “yes”! My life has never been the same since! Thanks Gar & Thanks Jesus – for caring enough about me & not giving up on me.

Easter Sunday (April 24th) is the greatest God-given opportunity of the year for you to reach out to & invite people to Eagle Pointe! Don’t waste this God-given opportunity!

If you missed it – take a minute & read my “U + 2 Easter Challenge” post from yesterday.

“U + 2” = Changed Lives!

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2 responses

  1. Kris

    Howard;

    Thanks for the post – great message! I am glad it “only” took the persuasion of a friend to eventually lead you to the life you live today.

    In my case it took lots of conversations with friends that cared for my spiritual well-being much more than I did myself, the occasional visit to churches and ultimately, a life changing event (motorcycle accident) that made me think about the real important stuff in life.

    Do you remember Arsenio Hall and his late night TV show? “Thinks that make you go hmmmmmmmm…?!” That’s ME 😉

    In the end, it was a great friend and fellow EPC member that introduced me to you and our church, which I am proud to call my home on Sundays.

    Life is good, God is great and I can’t wait to find out what else he has in store for me!

    Howard, thanks again for leading us, on- or “off-road”!

    Kris

    April 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

  2. Thanks for sharing Kris & thanks for being part of what God is doing @ Eagle Pointe. I appreciate you my friend.

    April 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

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