Yesterdays blog: The Tyson Woody Story: When The Mountain Does Not Move – it’s the most read Sunday blog of all time! On a SUNDAY, historically the slowest day of our week-we hosted 354 unique visitors and 1097 page views (an average of 3 pages per guest)… wow. Thanks for the enthusiasm everyone!
Make sure you guys read The Tyson Woody Story: When The Mountain Does Not Move – some time today if you haven’t already… and if you have, read it again. The inspiration will carry you for a few weeks or more! Really, it will!
It’s because every one of us so easily identifies with real pain and crisis!
When real tragedy HITS, we do all the Christian things: we read our Bibles and we go to church and we pray for Gods strength… and sometimes that is not enough! Sometimes, we need to be INSPIRED by WATCHING someone else OVERCOME!
The whole world longs for a hero to POINT THE WAY! We want to be INSPIRED… we need to SEE WITH OUR OWN EYES… another living human staring into the face of something unimaginable… AND COMING OUT ON TOP! We need to WATCH GOD bend down and pick up a friend! And as we watch, we realize-that same GOD can CARRY US TOO… that same God can BRING US OUT ON TOP TOO!
Here’s another short clip from chapter 2 of my coming book: Make me a Legend… I hope it blesses you all!
Oh that someone from this current era would raise the bar for you and me. Oh for a contemporary or two! For a kindred spirit to race ahead with the blazing torch of a worthwhile mission! Give us a real time story based in straight truth that brings us to our feet. Kick down our emotional floodgates. Send water pouring from our eyes and a thousand goose bumps up and down our slouching spines. We want a prototype! We wish for a pioneer! We pine for a happy trailblazer! The whole world waits for a living legend to challenge our humdrum, lackluster existences. Someone! Anyone!
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that most of us are running out of exaggerations. We’re worn out painting pretty faces on putrid people. We’re crushed to our core every time another one of our role models turns up a fraud. We’re not hard to please and we’re not demanding graceless perfection… we just want someone to run a pure race from start to finish. That’s all!
“As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me-the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.“-the Apostle Paul
Where can we find this man in today’s world? Every time we spot a new one riding on the heights, they crash and burn just as quickly as they rise to fly. Even the ones that start out with good character and humble aspirations… they all buckle under the weighty temptations that come with great success. Regrettably, they end up doing those things they vowed to never do. In front of an unforgiving church and world, they collapse and then they are devoured! And since today’s merciless society knows so little about restoring our fallen, the greats of yesterday are seldom the greats of tomorrow… leaving myriads of aspiring young apprentices wandering along their own paths to greatness without a sign, a map, or a shepherd.
I thank God again today for the AMAZING GRACE we have been able to TASTE as modeled in the McClure and the Woody families! They have INSPIRED ME to run my race all the way to the finish no matter what that means! May God bless them for it!