After being led of the Lord to write yesterday's post, I casually mentioned to my granddaughter that I thought it was neat how God had paired my last two posts. (On Monday, March 8th, the subject was a Christian's rewards for service to the Lord entitled CASTING CROWNS. Yesterday's post was about degrees of torment based upon an unbeliever's response to the amount of light he or she had received. I ended it by saying there comes a time when God's servant should no longer waste time by CASTING PEARLS before the unrepentant.) She responded by saying, "You should call tomorrows post CASTING MOVIES." My immediate thought was that she was being silly, and I dismissed it as just that. Little did I know what God would do to influence today's post.
Last night, I was talking on Face Book with a former student named Daniel. He mentioned his concern over the occasional filthy, disgusting things that show up on the internet. His children were getting older and it wouldn't be long before they would be using it. It is a shame that such a wonderful tool for sharing the Gospel around the world has to be polluted by sin-sick minds. Still, the Gospel is being preached and the Holy Spirit is gathering the readers in spite of the filth. Millions, maybe even billions are on the net, and my little blog is lost in the vast ocean of senseless drivel and porn. It is such a shame that after four months, I only have had about 200 hits, and porn sites have millions. I feel like a salmon swimming up Niagara Falls.
Then it happened. I was reading one of my Christian links and someone had pleaded in all caps for every person to watch a video of a preacher. I usually skim through the mountain of posts, but this one caught my eye. I clicked on the site (Youtube, "The Shocking Youth Message" by Paul Washer), and I wept as I watched. The video only had one person, so casting was not a problem, right? God had been in charge of casting, and there was only one man for the job: Paul Washer. God could have used any of millions of Christians, but as you will see in the video, He really didn't have that many from which to choose. In my thirty-nine years as a Christian, I have only heard one other man preach a similar message and that was my pastor, Brian Tibbs.
I began going over the hundred or so posts on my blog to see if I was aliened with him, and I honestly believe I have been. So, even though just a few have read it (www.skipslighthouse.blogspot.com), God has other messengers working under the same Spirit. It reminds me of 1 Kings 19:18 and Romans 11:4, where the prophet Elijah found out that he wasn't alone, but God had 7000 others of like mind. God is the Casting Director, and He is looking for just the right person to do His work where you are. Are you available?