There is no satisfying the eternal quest for finding significance through self indulgence. Can you imagine having no greater vision in life than turning your card into a Radio Flyer Wagon? Cool, but pitiful in terms of making our life count. I am sitting in Kentucky for a Board meeting to vision forward global impact in the name of Christ. Last evening while out walking I came across a beautiful statue and plaque commemorating the life of Francis Asbury.
Along with Thomas Coke Asbury was one of the first of two Bishops sent from England by John Wesley to lay wood to the fires of a Methodist Movement of around 1000 people who were living in this new frontier. Asbury could have stayed in the comforts of his native land and lives a wonderful and comfortable life as a preacher and a professor. But he did not!
Answering God’s call to surrender all Frank came to America and rolled up his sleeves. He travelled 270,000 miles on horseback. He ordained more than 4000 lay pastors and superintendents in 224 Annual Conferences. The Methodist Movement in America, barely 1000 when he arrived had climbed to 214,000 upon his death. His annual Salary? $64 per year! A life well lived is a life totally surrendered unto God! Will you join me in this season of total surrender to Jesus?