A little over three years ago, our church, with permission from The Way of the Master, printed up 2,500,000 million dollar bill Gospel tracts. During a recent inventory I’ve discovered that we have less than 750,000 left.
A little over two years ago we printed 206,000 Giant Hundred Dollar Bill Gospel tracts and now we have less than 39,000.
On occasion I am asked, “What results have you seen?”
Frankly, we have not seen a huge increase in attendance or new members at Hope Chapel despite the fact that we have handed out close to 3 million tracts (and these include our homemade tracts, too) over the last four years.
But we don’t worry about it. Why? We’re not responsible for the results. Nope. God is.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.” (1 Corinthians 3:6-8)
For that matter, I’ve rarely seen people repent after I’ve preached a sermon in the open air; and even those I’ve prayed for to receive Christ haven’t ended up in the pews. Yet.
And I’ve been sharing my faith nearly everyday since January 1, 2004!
As a CEO of a company I’d have been fired years ago…. What’s the point then?
It’s all about faith in what He will do. I’m nothing.
Evangelists are no-thing. We water and plant the seed but God…God! causes it to grow.
I just want to be faithful and follow my marching orders: We walk by faith and not by sight.
Talk about frustrating!