On Sunday mornings my husband and I have a routine. I get up a tad earlier than him so our chocolate lab, Ginger, has time to be out and about before we leave for church. I sit outside for a bit then come inside to eat my oats and blueberries. Sometimes I turn on Dr. Charles Stanley's broadcast. I have to say I don't care for most spiritual type TV shows. I feel many are not true to what God teaches and some are clearly not speaking Truth. However, my mama listened every morning in her later years to ones that taught the Word and were encouraging to her.
I enjoy Dr. Stanley because you can tell how much he loves God and wants others to know God as he does. He doesn't beat around the bush and he is not a fancy or showy man. No flashing lights or power points...just the Word spoken in his quiet southern drawl.
That is my kind of teacher. Speak the Truth. Clear and concise as God intended.
This past Sunday someone interviewed Dr. Stanley. I missed the first few minutes but it was Dr. Stanley's 85th birthday. He was talking about retirement. He said he never wanted to be a famous person. The interviewer said he felt Dr. Stanley was a humble man.
The main thing Dr. Stanley said that stuck out to me was that if he had one thing he wanted to be remembered for it would be that he was a man that desired God.
Ahhh to be know for that. One does not need riches or fame or power. These are not eternal. But to be known for desiring God, loving Him, serving Him and yearning for Him. The creator of the universe, the eternal One. I desire that others would see me as a person who desires God. Yes. Dr. Stanley you have the right perspective. The best priority.
I love Psalm 63. "O God, You are my God;; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You. In a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus I have beheld You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your loving kindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live."
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