And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Larry Jacobs, the first Free Stuff Friday winner (chosen by the always equitable “pick a number between 1 and 10” method). Larry, make sure you see me at church to claim your prize, So High the Price, by the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team.

This week, we’ll be giving away a copy of one of our favorite books, Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper.

“Don’t Waste Your Life? Great message for a teenager to hear, right?”

Well, here’s a quote from the back flap:

Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader’s Digest: A couple ‘took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells . . .’ Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: ‘Look, Lord. See my shells.’ That is a tragedy.

Don’t Waste Your Life is a message we all need to hear. So…if you want to win a copy of this invaluable book, comment on this post and give a helpful way to “unwaste” your life–for example–waking up an hour early in order to spend time in the Word, or skipping that Sunday afternoon nap in order to help in the bus ministry.

A winner will be chosen at random next Friday morning, so don’t worry if you’re not Louis L’Amour. Just say something!

5 Responses

  1. i am often haunted by what my life will amount to at the end. hopefully my life will be used more than wasted.

  2. Many times a wasted life is only our perception.
    Sometimes God allows unexpected circumstances and asks us to wait, endure and trust. We have
    hope that we can still be used for His honor and glory.

  3. I was impressed with this idea in college while reading the book “Joni.” (This book is the true story of teenaged Joni Eareckson Tada’s tragic diving accident which left her paralyzed.) We need to live every day to the glory of God. Soli Deo gloria!

  4. Don’t waste those opportunities the Lord gives you when you are in a check out line or eating out and have a chance to give the clerk or waiter a tract. You may be nervous or think that they will just throw it away but you never know how the Lord will use that opportunity you have to witness to them.

  5. The spare moments after the kids are in bed can very easily become the wasted moments just watching TV. Why not choose to give up an evening and invest it by spending extra time in prayer for the needs of our families, church, missionaries, etc. New Beginnings ABF has chosen Thursday nights after the kids are in bed for the men to gather and pray together (MAP).

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