The Greatest Wish (Dean)

The Greatest Wish (Dean)

My greatest wish is that my children will see me the way I see my own father. He's a very devoted man, and that framed my childhood going forward from there, where I was always involved in church work, and I had a very rich experience with the Lord at a young age.
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My greatest wish is that my children will see me the way I see my own father. He's a very devoted man, and that framed my childhood going forward from there, where I was always involved in church work, and I had a very rich experience with the Lord at a young age. All the way up through college. Then after I got married, I got in a company called Comcast. I spent the past roughly eight and a half years, nine years at Comcast, and I was actually watching television with my son, and a Comcast commercial came on the air, and he said, "Oh, Daddy, it’s Comcast. That's where you work, Daddy."

Most fathers would be proud of something like that, but it really struck me that, my son's getting older and he does not see me as a servant of the Lord. He sees me as a servant of my company, and I knew that I would have to make some changes because I wanted him to know me as a man of God. I'd never thought I would be a preacher or anything like that, but I knew that there was room in the work for me and for my own, for my talents, and I wanted my son to see me operating in the work.

That's when I knew that my time there was coming to an end. I was sitting in my office one day and I was kneeling in prayer. I said, "God, show me what You want me to do because it seems like a big move here, and everyone was thinking I'm crazy, and I don't know exactly how, you know things are going to go, if they don't go well." Crazy thought when you go thinking about God, and I lifted my head up in prayer, and there was like a flock of maybe three hundred birds that were just flying, and they were slipping down over the water and they would fly back up, and then they would chase each other around.

I'll just looking at the pattern of the giant flock, and the promise of the Lord came to where He says that, He takes care of the sparrows and you don't see them worrying about how they are to be taken care of from day to day. They don't know, wring their hands wondering, "Will there be any worms to eat tomorrow?"

That promise really stood out to me. He said, "How much more do I love you? I'm not going to send you on a mission to do my work, and leave you high and dry because you claim to be My child. You claim to be My son and everyone knows that." That assurance allows you to know that, whatever happens here, whatever happens after here, we're sons of God and, there are certain things that we shouldn't worry about, from the day we arrived at AFCOE.

It's been obvious that God has blessed that amazing facts ministry, the AFCOE program, and I will be using my AFCOE experience no matter where I go, to reach people, because the personal touch of face to face evangelism, speaking and sharing the word of God out of your own mouth, there's no replacement for that, and amazing facts has been very instrumental in helping me find the area of the work of God, and shown me how large and how broad it is. It's been a tremendous blessing to be in a place where we are around people seeking to do God's will, and listening for His voice in their life. That's very, very important today.

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