I Have a Dream by Bob Goss

As I begin writing this, my first blog, I can’t help but think of the first line in the first blog of a friend of mine, Craig Glass, who wrote, “Really, Craig? Do we really need another blog?” I feel the same way. What do I have to write that hasn’t been written already?

Can I, will I, write something in a different way that some man out there will connect with, step forward in life and lead as God intended men to lead?

 

Throughout the Bible God speaks to men, from Adam to those He spoke through in the New Testament to those He sent His Son to die for. God has always called on men to lead His church. But we as men cannot fulfill that call without a relationship with Him.

Micah 6:8 tells us to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God. It stands to reason that unless we have a relationship with Him, he is not our God.

 

For half of my life I missed the importance of having a sold-out, passion-driven relationship with the God that brought Israel out of Egypt. I missed opportunities to lead as God would want me to lead, to make order out of the chaos around me. Instead, I made more chaos.

I struggled to honor my father, I turned my back on my wife by having an adulterous relationship, and, most importantly, I turned my back on God by playing the harlot to other gods and idols.

I submit that men all over the world are doing the same.

My evidence:

 

The God in Heaven, the God that brought Israel out of Egypt, the God of the Bible, is a jealous God. He expects us to obey Him and Him only!  Obey His statutes, commandments, ordinances, and testimonies (1 Kings 2:2-3). Pursue Him as our Bridegroom.

He called upon Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, the disciples, and many others to lead in the sphere of influence they were given.

He said in many ways, throughout the Bible to be Holy as I am Holy, be Perfect as I am Perfect. He calls upon men to be and set the example of a Holy Spirit-led disciple of His.

Without a passion-driven relationship with Him, through His only Son Jesus, can we be the men God wants us to be?

I see a world where men set the standard for just living, where men are showing the world around them how to be kind, where men walk humbly with God, Micah 6:8 where divorce is a thing of the past because men love their wives, where fathers love and train up their children.

I see a world where men have set a standard for holy living. I look forward to getting there together. Let’s get started!

 

Are you ready to live a life worthy of God’s call?  What is holding you back?  Let’s connect.

7 Comments

  1. Harriet Caldwell on October 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Bob,
    Chuck (Bob’s late Father-in-Law) would be so proud of the leader you have become! Exciting to share what God is doing in your life!!

  2. David on October 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Men (and women) are called to obey in order to be blessed. 1 John 2: 17b “But whoever does the will of God remains forever.”
    Men are called to 1) KNOW GOD and 2)Conquer the sin in our lives.
    “I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one.
    14 I write to you, children, because you know the Father.
    I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning.
    I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the evil one. 15Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” 1 John 2:13-15
    If you love the world (and the things of it), you can’t love God.
    It is time for men to stand up, and choose this day whom you will serve.

    “Now, therefore, [a]fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and [b]truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the [c]River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15

  3. Bill Gilmore on October 14, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Great job, Bob! Challenging, insightful, honest and on the mark for today! Looking forward to future updates!

    • Bob G on October 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to check out the site and for the words of encouragement!
      Bob

  4. Phillip Hartzer on October 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Bob,
    This is great. Can not wait to see you new blog.
    PTH

  5. Eric on October 18, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Very insightful nice blog Bob

  6. Kevin on November 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing you heart. God calls us to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. These schemes have made our society a mess. Let’s all bind together and encourage each other. Hebrews 3:13 Encourage each other day after day as long it is still called today; lest any of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

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